The perfomance practice of Richard Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder
This project has presented an overview of the Wesendonck-Lieder and the performance practice that coincides with the song cycle. The songs provide a challenge, of which there has been minimal research on how to conquer the difficulty in each movement. It is important to note the text and how Wagner meticulously arranged the music to encompass the meaning of the words. While there are numerous performances of the lieder cycle, there is a limited amount of research on the performance practice of this cycle. This makes listening to recordings a crucial necessity to be familiar with the general flow of the songs. Different interpretations are needed to familiarize the general performance practices used whenever this cycle is sung.