Loeffler: Selected Songs with Chamber Accompaniment

Series: American Music  Publisher: A-R Editions
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Charles Martin Loeffler
Selected Songs with Chamber Accompaniment

Edited by Ellen Knight

A016 Loeffler: Selected Songs with Chamber Accompaniment
978-0-89579-223-5 Full Score (1988) 9x12, xxi + 99 pp.
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Charles Martin Loeffler's espousal of Symbolism in music made him an exception among American composers at the turn of the century. Unlike the majority of American works, which followed in the conservative German academic tradition, Loeffler's music mirrored the aesthetics of contemporary French poetry. In its own time this music seemed modern, ingeniously colorful, and strikingly original. Out of its own time it remains fresh and out of the ordinary. Loeffler's highly individual songs achieved considerable popularity during his lifetime, but the majority of these songs—as of his works in general—have never been previously published. The songs in the edition include settings by Baudelaire, Verlaine, Kahn, and Rollinat.
Songs with Violin and Piano Accompaniment
A une femme
Boléro triste
Songs with Viola and Piano Accompaniment
La chanson des Ingénues
Harmonie du soir
La lune blanche
Rêverie en sourdine
Le rossignol
Songs with Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Accompaniment
Rhapsodies pour voix, clarinette, alto et piano
  La cornemuse
  La villanelle du Diable
Mimi S. Daitz, Notes, March 1990; Ruth C Friedberg, American Music, Fall 1989; David Nicholls, Music & Letters, August 1989