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Topic: Default Recital Repertoire Ideas  (Read 823 times)

Offline carmelolabadie

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Default Recital Repertoire Ideas
on: August 14, 2021, 06:53:31 AM
Hello everyone!

Next year, I'll be giving my senior voice recital before I graduate from college. The theme I have in mind for the recital is "Growing Up." Each song set I sing will feature different pieces pertaining to different aspects of growing up, such as experiencing love and discovery and change. I already have a few songs in mind for my French and English sets. I'm kind of stuck, however, as to what to sing for my Italian and German sets.

The theme for my Italian set is "Innocence and Youth" and the theme for my German set is "Letting Go." I've been searching all over the internet and in my college's library for ideas, but I can't really find any that strike my fancy. I figured that someone (or a few someones) on here might be able to help me out.

I would love it you could post ideas for both categories. Here are a few things, though, that you should be aware about before responding:

*Both sets should contain about three or four art songs each
*I don't have a preference for time periods or eras. Any art songs will do!
*I do have a preference regarding the songs themselves, though. My voice type is currently a soubrette/light lyric coloratura soprano. I would prefer to have repertoire suggestions that would fit this type of voice.
*For the Italian set of "Innocence and Youth," I'd prefer songs that talk about being young, experiencing new things, songs that have young people ask the speaker, etc. Use your imagination!
*For the German set of "Letting Go," I'd prefer songs that talk about things like leaving a person, loosing something or someone important, reflecting on old times, etc. Use your imagination
*If you could post links to YouTube videos, sheet music downloads, and/or translations of the songs, that would be great as well.

Thanks everybody!!

Offline anacrusis

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Re: Default Recital Repertoire Ideas
Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 10:46:10 PM
Difficult question to help with. I have played some songs in my days but I can't recall any that fit your criteria and country right now. I think there are more piano nerds than art song nerds here, unfortunately :)

Offline j_tour

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Re: Default Recital Repertoire Ideas
Reply #2 on: August 15, 2021, 01:23:05 AM
Quant à vx, j'en ai plus q rien à te dire, m pquoi p un d ces morceaux Debussy, texte Mallarmé?  Iyen a putain de grandes choses là dedans, ça me paraît.

& bien je relis et t'en a choisid chansonettes françaises.  Pquoi pas qqch de Schubert Winterreise, s'agit thème "growing older" and so forth? 

P.ex. Der Leiermann, Schubert.

Et bien, q raison n'avoir pas choisi toi un Art Song d'ailleurs plenty cornucopia d ton accord?  Alors?

/* edit, no, I don't have any idea about your specific tessitura:  I'd have to look it up in an orchestration book, like other transposing instruments.

And, why, exactly, are your peers and teachers not helping you?  They should be.  */


/* edit to edit:  apparently at least one person has put the classic "Die Krähe" into an alto voice.  What is that, like two octaves up?  Something like that.  IMHO it sounds like dogsh*t.  Tempo is off, timbre is unacceptable.  Some vanity project, I guess.  Unskilled singer, and an amateur pianist.

But, apparently some morons attempted it. 

I don't know how you feel about this, but I've been trying for a couple of years to put the second Queen aria from Magic flute to piano:  it's not very easy to capture the tune on the acoustic piano.  Yes, one can play it, but it's not as good without the vx.

You should remember, this is just from POV of a pianist:  trust me, I'm not a good singer at all.  I can accompany, but I don't know how to *** sing and sh*t.

My name is Nellie, and I take pride in helping protect the children of my community through active leadership roles in my local church and in the Boy Scouts of America.  Bad word make me sad.

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