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The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf

Richard Stokes

The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf include – for the first time, and in parallel translation – all the poems he set to music

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The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf gathers together for the first time every poem Wolf set to music. Alongside the original German texts are translations by leading Lieder expert Richard Stokes, who also provides illuminating commentary. The 36 poets set by Wolf are each given their own chapter: a brief essay on the poet is followed by a note on Wolf’s connection with the writer, extracts from letters that throw light on the Songs and convey his mood at the time of composition, and the texts and translations. Short biographies of all Wolf’s correspondents flesh out the extraordinary life of this genius. This will be an indispensable volume for all lovers of Lieder.

Critic Reviews

Richard Stokes' erudite work provides an invaluable service to all performers and lovers of Wolf...his detailed notes, based not only on scholarship but on years of close association with the repertoire will be invaluable not only to those interested in Wolf and Lieder but the milieu in which he wrote and indeed the compositional process itself ... abrim with insights both scholarly and intuitive, Richard Stokes' book represents an important addition to art-song literature.

Times Literary Supplement

Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, is a regularjuror at international Song Competitions. For the operatic stage he has translatedWozzeck and La voix humaine (Opera North), and Parsifal, Lulu, L’Amour de loin andJakob Lenz (ENO). His books include The Spanish Song Companion (with JacquelineCockburn), A French Song Companion (with Graham Johnson) (OUP), The Book of…

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