Books on Lieder

German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century (Studies in Musical Genres and Repertories); edited by Rufus Hallmark (UK)

This is an essay collection on various 19th-century Lied composers, including a chapter on the song cycle and one on performance. Each chapter contains brief analyses of some of the more significant songs and discusses source materials.

The Romantic Generation, Charles Rosen (UK)

It discusses Schubert and Schumann Lieder, including many music examples drawn from the songs, discussion of the relationship between Schumann's piano music and his songs, much commentary on Winterreise, etc.

Lieder: an introduction to German song; Kenneth S. Whitton

Eighteen song cycles: studies in their interpretation; Lotte Lehmann

Updated: 17 December 1999 Lieder