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.
New Republic. 11/14/34, Vol. 81 Issue 1041, p18-19. 2p.
PHONOGRAPH, MUSICIANS, GRAMOPHONE Co., WOLF, Hugo, 1860-1903, TONE color (Music theory), MUSICAL instruments, BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, SZIGETI, Joseph, VIOLINISTS, BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, and UNITED States
Comments on the release of various notable phonograph recordings in the U.S. Details on the realizations of the works of different artists in the country; Efforts of Gramophone Co. to record the songs of Austrian composer Hugo Wolf; Assessment on the tone qualities of the instruments; Description on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven; Appreciation of the author on the excellent performance of violinist Joseph Szigeti on the Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata in A minor; Origin of commercial recordings.
New Republic. 11/10/62, Vol. 147 Issue 19, p28-29. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
AUF dem gruenen Balkon (Music), DER Nussbaum (Music), WOLF, Hugo, 1860-1903, GERHARDT, Elena, HANDEL, George Frideric, 1685-1759, and POPULAR music classical music
Reviews several music recordings. Performance of Hugo Wolf's songs in his album "Auf dem gruenen Balkon," by Elena Gerhardt; Recording of Robert Schumann's "Der Nussbaum," done by Rita Streich; George Friderick Handel's "Concerti Grossi Op. 6," recorded by Horst-Tanu Margraf.
New Republic. 7/18/60, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p21-21. 1p.
SOUND recordings, WOLF, Hugo, 1860-1903, SONGWRITING, RICHTER, Karl, BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, ARTISTS, and MUSICAL performance
Presents information on several music recordings. Features of songwriting of Hugo Wolf, depicted in his album "Spanish Song Book;" Assessment of songs of Franz Schubert; Analysis of music performances of artists like Karl Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, etc.