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Inside Pierrot lunaire : performing the Sprechstimme in Schoenberg's masterpiece

"Inside Pierrot lunaire: Performing the Sprechstimme in Schoenberg's Masterpiece is a handbook on the performance and interpretation of the recitation in Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire, op. 21. As a guide for the listener and an aid to the interpreter of the twenty-one melodramas, this book provides an original English translation of each poem, annotated with references to other poems in the cycle, including some of the texts Schoenberg omitted. The volume also offers an analysis of the Sprechstimme in each melodrama, in the context of the surrounding texture and directed by the principles of analysis Schoenberg established in his essays and lectures."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2009
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Md., 2009