Gateway to Italian Art Songs
Edited by John Glenn Paton
Gateway to Italian Art Songs opens a path "less traveled", through the landscape of Italian song. Every song is placed in its cultural context through a historical introduction with advice about correct performance practice for each period. Baroque basso continuo parts are realized in appropriate style. Every poem is translated, both word-by-word and in readable English. Obscure points of phonetics, grammar and interpretation are made clear.
Among the marvelous songs you will find: