The Concert Song Companion: A Guide to the Classical Repertoire

The Concert Song Companion: A Guide to the Classical Repertoire

Charles Osborne


What i've got tried during this booklet is a survey of music; the type of music which one unearths variously defined as 'concert', 'art', or occasionally even 'classical song'. 'Concert song' turns out the main invaluable, definitely the least inexact or deceptive, of a few descriptions, specifically for the reason that 'art song' sounds primly off­ placing, and 'classical song' rather needs to be used basically to consult songs written in the course of the classical interval, i. e. the 18th century. live performance music truly capability the type of songs one hears sung at concert events or recitals. Addressing myself to the overall music-lover who, even though he possesses no detailed wisdom of the tune literature, is never­ theless sufficient in songs and their singers to wait recitals of Lieder or of songs in a variety of languages, i've got certainly restricted myself to that time period during which nearly all of those songs was once composed, although no longer inevitably simply to these composers whose songs have survived to be remembered in recital programmes this present day. i assume this to be approximately the 3 centuries lined via the years 1650-1950, notwithstanding many of the songs we, as audiences, understand and love have been composed in the course of this era, in different phrases within the nineteenth century.

Show sample text content

Download sample