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Keywords

Songs (Medium voice) with piano;

Abstract

On December 8, 2014, mezzo-soprano Katherine Beane and pianist Dr. Robin Guy presented a recital of song literature in Davis Hall at the University of Northern Iowa. The program opened with four Lieder selected from Robert Schumann’s collection Myrthen. Unlike the other collections Schumann composed in his “Song Year,” Myrthen does not form a cohesive song cycle but is merely a collection of unrelated songs. The texts are by many different poets, ranging from the low-brow to those who are considered the most important poets among Schumann’s contemporaries. Among Schumann’s works, the songs of Myrthen are often overlooked in favor of the proper song cycles, but these Lieder are nonetheless gems that are worthy of both performance and study.

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Music

Department

School of Music

First Advisor

Jean McDonald, Chair

Comments

Download button contains PDF document of the official record for meeting the degree requirements, abstract, and recital program.

Date Original

2015

Object Description

13 audio files + 1 PDF file

Language

EN

File Format

audio/mp3

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