In connection with the author's vocal recital records the purpose of this written material is to give'the listener a better appreciation of the music he is hearing. It is not intended to be a research paper of any length but more of a supplement to the recital records. No particular problems have been posed; therefore no conclusions are drawn. The recital, given April 15, 1956, after five years of study, is in the main, a program of art songs. The Schumann cycle of eight songs is the story of a woman's life and love and is thus. entitled "Frauenliebe und Leben". A selection of Haydn's canzonettas and one of his, songs from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night precede the. cycle and lead into it chronologically. To close the program three English songs and two arrangements by Benjamin Britten were chosen.
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