Posted by Ohio Tubist on April 28, 2002 at 09:18:58:
In Reply to: Recital program quesiton posted by eric oliver on April 27, 2002 at 18:01:00:
As an instrumentalist without a vocalist's bone in my body, I always found I could enjoy vocal works more with the translation. I can appreciate music of any kind, but I like to know the text to listen for text painting, etc.
As for composer dates, I find that interesting too. I think it is customary, but again, it is always interesting to see how the composer's style lines up with the period he/she lives (lived) in.
Best of luck with your recital.