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Featured composer: Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (Richard Wagner), born May 22, 1813 and died February 13, 1883, was a German conductor, polemicist, dramatic composer and theorist. Wagner had a revolutionary influence over the course of Western music. Unique to most opera composers is the fact that Wagner wrote both the libretto and music for each of his stage… Read More

October composer birthdays

We’re celebrating 13 composer birthdays during the month of October. Each composer has a link to our entire collection of texts for that individual. Louis Vierne, born 10/8. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/vierne-louis-1870-1937.html Giuseppe Fortunino Frencesco Verdi, born 10/9. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/verdi-giuseppe-1813-1901.html Charles-Camille Saint-Saens, born 10/9. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/s/saint-saens-camille-1835-1921.html Ralph Vaughan Williams, born 10/12. Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/vaughan-williams-ralph-1872-1958.html… Read More

Four art songs, set by Claude Debussy, perfect for soprano recital

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? These four art songs, as set by Claude Debussy, are perfect for adding to a Soprano vocal recital program. French composer Achille-Claude Debussy, also known as Claude-Achille Debussy or Claude Debussy was born August 22, 1862, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Seine-et-Oise. Debussy was one of… Read More

Perfect Baritone Recital Selections

Attendees at a vocal recital fall into several categories: fans of the music; followers, family, or friends of the vocalist; those who wish to see or assess the singer’s performance; those who were brought along with someone else to the recital; and those who are needing persuasion. Therefore, the preparation for a vocal recital –… Read More

Perfect Soprano Recital Selections

Are you preparing for a Junior Recital, Senior Recital, or Graduate Recital? Deciding upon the perfect program of music for your performance is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. A vocalist must carefully select the right balance of music to appropriately highlight vocal skills. Curated from our database, here are 24 selections perfect… Read More

Featured composer: Amy Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (September 5, 1867 – December 27, 1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer, and is also known as the first female composer to have her symphony performed by a major orchestra. Additionally, Amy Beach was the first classical U.S. composer to achieve success… Read More

July Composer Birthdays

We’re celebrating 9 composer birthdays during the month of July. Each composer has a link to our collection of texts for that individual. Gustav Mahler, born 7/7/1860 Texts from our collection:  https://www.ipasource.com/composer/m/mahler-gustav-1860-1911.html Ottorino Respighi, born 7/9/1879 Texts from our collection:  https://www.ipasource.com/composer/r/respighi-ottorino-1879-1936.html George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, born 7/12/1885 Texts from our collection:  https://www.ipasource.com/composer/b/butterworth-george-sainton-kaye-1885-1916.html Gerald Finzi, born… Read More

June Composer Birthdays

We’re celebrating 13 composer birthdays during the month of June. Each composer has a link to our collection of texts for that individual. Sir Edward William Elgar, born 6/2/1857. Texts from our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/e/elgar-sir-edward-1857-1934.html Charles Lecocq, born 6/3/1832. Texts from our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/l/lecocq-charles-1832-1918.html Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, born 6/8/1671. Texts from our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/a/albinoni-tomaso-giovanni-1671-1751.html Robert Alexander… Read More