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The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf: Life, Letters, Lieder
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The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf: Life, Letters, Lieder (Hardback)

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The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf gathers together for the first time every poem Wolf set to music. Alongside the original German texts are translations by leading Lieder expert Richard Stokes, who also provides illuminating commentary. The 36 poets set by Wolf are each given their own chapter: a brief essay on the poet is followed by a note on Wolf's connection with the writer, extracts from letters that throw light on the Songs and convey his mood at the time of composition, and the texts and translations. Short biographies of all Wolf's correspondents flesh out the extraordinary life of this genius. This will be an indispensable volume for all lovers of Lieder.

Music & DanceSheet MusicSongbooks Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 16/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9780571360697  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, has written acclaimed books on English, German and Spanish song, and his translations for the operatic stage include Wozzeck, Lulu, Parsifal and La voix humaine. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012.

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