Essays

Essays

The essays featured here are part of a library of written materials about classic song, hosted on the Hampsong Foundation’s website. Gather inspiration for your next recital program or explore the stories told through song! Many essays are housed inside of other projects, or concert programs.

Date:

1993 - Present

Categories:

Essays,

Resources

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Celebrating
Margaret Ruthven Lang’s
150th Birthday

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Restoring Luise Greger:
A Renaissance in Progress (2017)

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Notturno Exclusive

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Opera: A Game Without Rules (2012)

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Margaret Ruthven Lang:
On the 40th Anniversary of Her Death

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Mahler’s “Wunderhorn” World of Sound

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Four Types of Songs of Des Knaben Wunderhorn

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Transcending the Self:
A Program Note to Winterreise

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“Horrifying Songs”:
Schubert’s Winterreise

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Persecuted Composers – Persecuted Music

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Antonín Dvořák and the Songs of His Time

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The Hugo Wolf Marathon

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The Very Heartbeat of Song

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The Romantic Yearning for the “Folk”: A Concert of American Song (May 1998)

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Zealot, Patriot, Spy?: Verdi’s Marquis de Posa

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Lexicon of Song: German Romantic Lieder and Its Symbols (Opera News, Aug. 1996)

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“A Great Song Work…”: Notes on the Genesis of Schumann’s “Dichterliebe”

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On Schumann’s Op. 24 and Op. 53

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Walt Whitman & Song

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A Study of the Text and Music for Whitman’s
“To What You Said”

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Mendelssohn and Schumann (Oct. 1994)

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Grieg, Mahler, Songs to Poems by Walt Whitman, & American Songs (Feb. 1994)

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Grieg, Mahler, Songs to Poems by Robert Burns, and American Songs (May 7, 1994)

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Grieg, Mahler, Songs to Poems by Robert Burns, and American Songs (May 17, 1994)

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Stephen Foster and the Folk Roots of American Song (Oct. 1994)

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Romanticism, Rebellion, and the Music of the Future

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Grieg, Songs to Poems by Walt Whitman, & Schumann (Nov. 7, 1993)

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Schumann & Songs for the Centennial of Walt Whitman
(Nov. 1992)

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Beethoven, Songs to Poems by Robert Burns & Walt Whitman, Grieg, and American songs (Feb. 1994)

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Beethoven, Songs to Poems by Robert Burns, Grieg, and Mahler (Winter 1994)

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Beethoven, Songs to Poems by Robert Burns, and classic American songs (Nov. 1993)