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March composer birthdays

We’re celebrating 12 composer birthdays during the month of March. Each composer has a link to our entire collection of texts for that individual. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, born 3/4/1678 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/v/vivaldi-antonio-1678-1741.html Joseph Maurice Ravel, born 3/7/1875 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/r/ravel-maurice-1875-1937.html Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, born 3/8/1714 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/b/bach-carl-philipp-emanuel-1714-1788.html Samuel Barber, born 3/9/1910 Our collection:… Read More

Featured composer: Claude Debussy

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 the most prominent figures in Impressionist music and among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Debussy’s music was noted for its frequent use of non-traditional… Read More

Ask IPA Source: Why are double consonants not indicated in the IPA for Die Forelle?

An IPA Source customer asks: It seems double consonants are not indicated in the IPA for Die Forelle.  Am I missing something?  Please clarify. Bard answers: Unlike Italian, German (like French) does not stress double consonants except for expressive reasons. In French, doubles are not pronounced excepted for words like immense where both mm’s are… Read More

Ask IPA Source: Question regarding A Spirit Flower by Louis Campbell-Tipton

An IPA Source customer asks: A Spirit Flower by Louis Campbell-Tipton (First Book of Soprano Solos Pt. 2, Page 128) has German lyrics under the English. Would like to see an IPA version of the German, but curious about why there is a German alternate text.  B. Martin Stanton was presumably an Anglophone.  Jussi Björling recorded it… Read More

Texts about love, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are a selection of texts about love. Some texts also include listening links, notations on ideal voice type, and comments from IPA Source Founder & Principal Author, Bard Suverkrop. Droop Not, Young Lover as set by Georg Friedrich Händel This is important song, perfect for bass, is from… Read More

February composer birthdays

We’re celebrating 9 composer birthdays during the month of February. Each composer has a link to our entire collection of texts for that individual. Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, born 2/03/1809 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/m/mendelssohn-bartholdy-felix-1809-1847.html Fernando Sor, born 2/13/1778 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/s/sor-fernando-1778-1839.html Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, born 2/21/1801 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/k/kalliwoda-johann-wenzeslaus-1801-1866.html Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, born 2/21/1836 Our collection: https://www.ipasource.com/composer/d/delibes-leo-1836-1891.html Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, born 2/21/1844 Our… Read More

Clara Schumann, distinguished pianist and composer

Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German pianist and composer, and one of the most distinguished figures of the Romantic Era. One of the most soulful and famous pianists of the day.” – Edvard Grieg During her time, great female musicians were rare. Womens’ “careers” were… Read More

Ask IPA Source: Looking for Edvard Grieg Opus 67 texts

An IPA Source customer asks: I would like to have songs of Edvard Grieg that are not in IPA source. Would it be possible? It’s the opus 67. Bard answers: Thanks for contacting us. The cycle Haugtussa, op. 67 is originally written in Norwegian, a language we do not offer. Fortunately, I can direct you… Read More