COMPOSERS, MUSICAL style, MUSICAL composition, GERMAN songs, CHAMBER music, and BIOGRAPHY
The article presents a profile of the music and life of the late 19th-century Austrian composer Hugo Wolf. Details are given overviewing the prominent features of Wolf's compositional style, highlighting his settings of art songs and chamber operatic works. Discussion is also given commenting on the interpretation and reception of his works in the U.S. classical music world.
Reviews the audio recording of Hugo Wolf's vignettes in `Italian Song Book.' Dawn Upshaw's economical lyricism; Baritone Olaf Bar's performance; Arrangement of 46 songs; Translations and succinct notes by Richard Wigmore.
The article presents extensions to the featured articles found within the July 2012 issue. A profile of the singer Arleen Auger is given in response to Russell Platt's article of Hugo Wolf. Discussion of the art song "The Turtle Dove," by Ralph Vaughan Williams, is mentioned in response to Hilary Finch's article on English songs. The album "Songs & Proverbs of William Blake," by Gerald Finley, is cited in response to Fred Cohn's profile of the singer.