High voice and piano. Language: English, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish.
A Panorama of Songs fills a want that has been felt for decades. A selection of songs in six European languages from the 16th to the mid-20th century encompassing every musical period, it seeks to help beginner-level students of voice teachers and répétiteurs, and foremost the singers themselves. The series brings a breath of fresh air and new works to the conventional Lied repertoire, truly offering a new panorama. Using the means of modern technology it also provides immense help in learning and performing the songs. The three volumes of the series are arranged by level of difficulty, and all of them are available for high and low voices ("a" volumes for high voices, "b" volumes for low voices). Each volume is a complete unit in itself, including all six languages (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish) and presenting a cross-section of styles from the early Baroque to the 20th century. Interpretation of the songs is facilitated by literal English and Hungarian translations of their texts, and the reading of the Cyrillic script is assisted by transliteration (again in English and Hungarian). Ornamentation suggestions for the performance of the Baroque works are also included. The printed music is accompanied by additional useful material to help the learning process, available online at www.emb.hu/downloads. The website contains the piano accompaniments of all of the songs, as well as all the original texts recited by native speakers. Titles are: 1. Bayly, Thomas Haynes: Folk song - Isle of beauty 2. Gray of Reading, William: Folk song - The hunt is up! 3. Byron, George Gordon Lord: Folk song - The kiss, dear maid 4. Shakespeare, William: Folk song - When that I was a little tiny boy 5. Peri, Jacopo – Rinuccini, Ottavio: Oh, my fleeting days 6. Beethoven, Ludwig van – Metastasio, Pietro: Departure (WoO 124) 7. Gluck, Christoph Willibald – Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb: Der Jüngling (7 Oden und Lieder Wq. 49 No. 4) 8. Haydn, Franz Joseph – Weisse, Christian F.: Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter (Hob. XXVIa:12) 9. Mercadante, Saverio: The rose (4 Canzoni napoletane, No. 2) 10. Schubert, Franz – Hölty, L. H. Chr., Voss, Johann Heinrich: Seufzer (D 198) 11. Bellini, Vincenzo: Hazy moon (The ariette, No. 3) 12. Schumann, Robert – Byron, George Gordon Lord, Körner, Karl Julius: An den Mond (Drei Gesänge aus Lord Byrons Hebräischen Gesängen, Op. 95 No. 2) 13. Schumann, Robert – Heine, Heinrich: Du bist wie eine Blume (Myrten, Op. 25 No. 24) 14. Verdi, Giuseppe: Stornello (Composizioni da Camera per Canto e Pianoforte, No. 4) 15. Franz, Robert – Kapper, Siegfried: Abschied (Sechs Gesänge, Op. 11 No. 1) 16. Weckerlin, Jean-Baptiste: Love flees (Bergerettes. Romances et chansons du XVIIIe siecle, No. 2) 17. Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich – Polonsky, Yakov P.: Sogs of a gypsy (12 romances, Op. 60 No. 7) 18. Mahler, Gustav: Ablösung im Sommer (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) 19. Granados, Enrique – Periquet, Fernando: The maja of Goya (12 Tonadillas en estilo antiguo, H. 136 No. 8) 20. Rachmaninov, Sergey Vasilyevich – Pleshcheyev, Aleksey N.: Child! Fair as a flower you are (6 romances, Op. 18 No. 2) 21. Ravel, Maurice – Calvocoressi, Michel Dimitri: Over there by the temple (Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, No. 2) 22. Falla, Manuel de: The Morish cloth (Siete canciones populares espanolas, No. 1) 23. Berg, Alban – Rückert, Friedrich: Ferne Lieder (Jugendlieder, Vol. 1 No. 13) 24. Obradors, Fernando: El vito (Canciones Clásicas Espanolas, Vol. 3 No. 6) Canciones Clásicas Espanolas, Vol. 3 No. 6