To restrict performance of the Schumann Lieder to the familiar forty is to deprive the singer and pianist of a major reservoir of superior song. Thus Singing Schumann not only takes an in-depth look at the widely performed middle and late Lieder, it also fully reconsiders the early songs. Offering the same readability and informed insights in this volume that distinguished his acclaimed On the Art of Singing (OUP 1996), Miller presents a practical manual to help singers and pianists bring Robert Schumanns Lieder to life in performance. He also provides cogent suggestions for interpretation of all of Schumanns solo and duet songs, useful pointers that are grounded in a thorough understanding of Schumanns compositional style and its full historical background.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2005