A Performer's Guide to the Songs for Soprano by the Austro-American Composer Eric Zeisl (1905 - 1959)
This written document presents an introduction to the soprano songs by the Austro-American composer Eric Zeisl. Songs chosen comprise published songs (Der SchÃ¤fer, Die FÃ¼nf HÃ¼hnerchen, Vergiss Mein Nicht, Vor Meinem Fenster) as well as unpublished songs (Der Briefmark, Der Tag Erwacht, Immer Leiser Wird Mein Schlummer, Kommst Du Nicht Herein, Reiterliedchen). The thesis begins with a brief biographical outline of the composer and a discussion of his song style and his musical influences. Subsequent chapters include a discussion of the poets used in the chosen songs, as well as an analysis of these songs. Appendices provide translations, IPA transcriptions, a complete song list of Zeislâs soprano songs with vocal ranges, and a discography.
Advisor:Robert Peck; Nathan Crick; Robert Grayson; Loraine Sims; Patricia O'Neill
School:Louisiana State University in Shreveport
School Location:USA - Louisiana
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:11/08/2007