Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
This written document presents an introduction to the soprano songs by the Austro-American composer Eric Zeisl. Songs chosen comprise published songs (Der SchÃ¤fer, Die FÃ¼nf HÃ¼hnerchen, Vergiss Mein Nicht, Vor Meinem Fenster) as well as unpublished songs (Der Briefmark, Der Tag Erwacht, Immer Leiser Wird Mein Schlummer, Kommst Du Nicht Herein, Reiterliedchen). The thesis begins with a brief biographical outline of the composer and a discussion of his song style and his musical influences. Subsequent chapters include a discussion of the poets used in the chosen songs, as well as an analysis of these songs. Appendices provide translations, IPA transcriptions, a complete song list of Zeislâ€™s soprano songs with vocal ranges, and a discography.
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Roessner, Katharina, "A performer's guide to the songs for soprano by the Austro-American composer Eric Zeisl (1905-1959)" (2007). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 683.