Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Songs (Medium voice) with piano;
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.
Year of Submission
Master of Music
School of Music
Jean McDonald, Chair
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© 2015 Katherine Elizabeth Beane
Beane, Katherine Elizabeth, "Graduate recital abstract: Graduate recital in voice" (2015). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 253.