The changing styles in the performance of Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder and Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs.

Varnes, Eleanor Jeanette (2004). The changing styles in the performance of Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder and Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs. MPhil Thesis, School of Music, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Varnes, Eleanor Jeanette
Thesis Title The changing styles in the performance of Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder and Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs.
Formatted title
The changing styles in the performance of Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder and Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs.
School, Centre or Institute School of Music
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type MPhil Thesis
Supervisor Owens, S.
Jowett, M.
Total pages 72
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subjects L
410101 Music
750201 The performing arts (incl. music, theatre and dance)
Formatted abstract
A study of five recorded performances of Richard Strauss's Vier letzte Lieder and three recorded performances of Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs Op. 29, examining how performances of each work have developed stylistically since their early performances. The performer's struggle to create an 'authentic' performance while maintaining an individual interpretation is investigated, and writings pertaining to the stylistic expectations of the composers and era are considered.

The performances of Vier letzte Lieder studied in this work:
Lisa Delia Casa (recorded 1953)
Gundula Janowitz (recorded 1974)
Jessye Norman (recorded 1982)
Renee Fleming (recorded 1995)
Soile Isokoski (recorded 2002)

The performances of the Hermit Songs studied in this work:
Leontyne Price (the premiere performance recorded in 1953)
Cheryl Studer (recorded 1994)
Barbara Bonney (recorded 1998)

Keyword Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Hermit songs
Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. Letzte Lieder
Song cycles
Singing -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Additional Notes

Variant title: Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder and Samuel Barber's Hermit songs

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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