Franz Schubert - 15 Selected Songs (Low Voice)
with online audio recordings of diction lessons and piano accompaniments; includes historical notes, translations and International Phonetic Alphabet A collection of essential Schubert songs for students. The diction lessons were recorded by Irene Spiegelman, German diction coach at the Metropolitan Opera. The diction for each song is recorded twice: first recited as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and the mood, followed by a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. This experienced language coach adapts the R in German in the slow versions as recommended for classical singers. She is also very sensitive to liaisons between word sounds in the musical settings. Contents: An die Musik · An die Nachtigall · Auf dem Wasser zu singen · Der Musensohn · Die Forelle · Du bist die Ruh · Ganymed · Gretchen am Spinnrade · Heidenröslein · Im Frühling · Lachen und Weinen · Nacht und Träume · Rastlose Liebe · Ständchen · Seligkeit.