Richard Strauss: 40 Songs (The Vocal Library). By Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Edited by Laura Ward and Richard Walters. For Piano, Vocal (High Voice). The Vocal Library. Classical Period and 20th Century. Difficulty: difficult. Collection. Vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment, introductory text and translations. 180 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.747062).
ISBN 0793529352. With vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment, introductory text and translations. Classical Period and 20th Century. 8.5x11 inches.
Special advisor to the edition: Evelyn Lear, renowned Strauss interpreter. A newly researched, edited and engraved edition of this major, standard art song literature. There are historical notes included for each song describing pertinent circumstances of composition and first performances. Line by line literal translations are given at the head of each song. This is the best, most informative edition of Strauss songs ever assembled. Contents include Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden!, Die Zeitlose, Schlagende Herzen and more.