Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

LecturesMusic History Courses

History of Song

A three-term course exploring the development of secular art-song in Western classical music from the Middle Ages to the present day. Each term we shall be covering two eras in music history: Medieval & Renaissance, Baroque & Classical, and Romantic & Modern. We shall focus on the song repertoire from the troubadours to contemporary music via cancioneros, lute songs, French mélodie, German Lied, and much more, from Europe and Russia to the Americas.

A Selected Bibliography:

Music, Words and Voice: A Reader. Edited by Martin Clayton

Music (Eyewitness Guides)

The Story of Music: From Antiquity to the Present. H F Ullmann

Dictionary of Early Music: From the Troubadours to Monteverdi

Source Readings in Music History: Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Oliver Strunk

Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Man and Music Series)

A History of Song. Edited by Denis Stevens

A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Classical Period. ABRSM

The Classical Style: Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart. Charles Rosen

A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Romantic Period (ABRSM)

The Romantic Generation by Charles Rosen

Francis Poulenc: ‘Echo and Source’ Selected Correspondence 1915-1963

Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World

Alma Mahler-Werfel: Diaries, 1898-1902

Messiaen by Robert Sherlaw Johnson

A Ned Rorem Reader

A Selected Discography:

Music of Ancient Greece

The Dante Troubadours. Martin Best Medieval Ensemble

Love Songs in the Middle Ages 1150-1450. Sequentia

Sumer Is Icumen In, Medieval English Songs. The Hilliard Ensemble

Canciones españolas. Teresa Berganza, mezzo

Alfonso X El Sabio: Cantigas de Santa Maria. Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall

Carmina Burana, Vol. 2. The New London Consort, Philip Pickett

The Art of Courtly Love: Machaut, Binchois & Dufay. David Munrow

Emma Kirkby Collection

Machaut Chansons – Dreams in the Pleasure Garden. Orlando Consort

Codex Chantilly – Ballades & Rondeaux /Ensemble Organum · Pérès

Codex Faenza-15c.Italy. Ensemble Organum

Johannes Ciconia: Vocal Works

The Garden Of Zephirus: courtly songs of the early 15th Century

Oswald von Wolkenstein: Songs of Myself – Andreas Scholl, countertenor

La Sublime Porte: Voices of Istanbul. Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall

Sepharad: Songs of the Spanish Jews

Il Cantar Moderno – Venetian and Neopolitan Songs of the 15th Century

Alfons V El Magnanim – El Cancionero de Montecassino. Hesperion XX

El Cancionero de la Colombina. Hesperion XX, dir. Jordi Savall

El Cancionero de Palacio. Hesperion XX, dir. Jordi Savall

El Cancionero de Medinaceli. Hesperion XX, dir. Jordi Savall

Frottole: Songs from the courts of Rennaisance Italy

Luys Milan: El Maestro. Montserrat Figueras, sop. & Hopkinson Smith, vihuela

Virtuoso Chamber Music of 16th Century

Dowland: Second Booke of Songs. The Consort of Musicke

Dowland & Britten: Lute Songs. Mark Padmore, tenor

Ancient Airs and Dances: Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor

The Dark is my Delight. Evelyn Tubb, soprano, Michael Fields, lute

Caccini: Le Nuove Musiche. Montserrat Figueras, sop.

Monteverdi, Caccini, Peri: Canti Amorosi. Nigel Rogers, tenor

Lamenti: Monteverdi, Purcell, etc. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

Monteverdi: Arie e Lamenti. Montserrat Figueras, sop.

Stefano Landi: Homo fugit velut umbra… /L’Arpeggiata · Pluhar

Virtuoso Italian Vocal Music. Catherine Bott, sop.

Music for a While. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo.

Elizabethan Songs / Lady Musick. Emma Kirkby, sop.

The Dark is my Delight. Evelyn Tubb, sop. & Michael Fields, lute

Lambert: Airs de Cour. Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, cond.

Ombre De Mon Amant – French Baroque Arias. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

José Marín – Tonos Humanos. Montserrat Figueras, sop.

The Mad Lover. Evelyn Tubb, sop.

Purcell: Secular Solo Songs Vol.1

Purcell: Airs and Instrumental Music. Howard Crook, tenor

Gay: The Beggar’s Opera

Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens

Telemann & the Leipzig Opera

O Tuneful Voice: Songs and Duets from late 18th-century London

Mozart & Haydn: Songs and Canzonettas. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

Mozart Lieder. Guy de Mey, tenor

Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart Lieder. Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone

Mozart, Debussy, Wolf. Edita Gruberova, soprano

Beethoven, Meyerbeer, Spohr: Lieder. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte. Thomas Hampson, bar. Geoffrey Parsons, piano

Song Recital: Schubert/Verdi/Donizetti/Bellini. Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Voice & Guitar: Schubert/Spohr/Brahms. Christoph Prégardien, tenor

Simply the Best – Songs and Lieder. Fischer-Diskau, Ameling, Popp etc

Ian Bostridge, tenor. Schubert, Schumann etc

Las Mujeres y Cuerdas: Fernando Sor guitar songs. Marta Almajano, sop.

Beethoven/Meyerbeer/Spohr: Lieder Melodies. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

Rossini Recital: Marilyn Horne, mezzo

Soirées musicales: Songs & Duets by Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – An Italian Songbook Rossini/Bellini/Donizetti

Canzone-Art of Bel Canto: Verdi/Rossini/Bellini/Donizetti. Carlo Bergonzi, tenor

Schumann: Dichterliebe & Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

Liszt/Meyerbeer/Verdi etc. Il primo dolce affanno – Il Salotto, Vol 7

Liszt/Wagner/Berlioz: Romantic Songs. Thomas Hampson, baritone

Véronique Gens, mezzo – Nuits d’étoiles (Mélodie françaises)

La Bonne Chanson. French chamber songs. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

Songs by Reynaldo Hahn

Ravel: Mélodies

Voyage A Paris: The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc. Felicity Lott, sop.

Songs of Travel: Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Ireland, Gurney, Warlock

Roger Quilter Songs: Benjamin Luxon, baritone, David Willson, piano

An Anthology Of English Song: Janet Baker, mezzo, Martin Isepp, piano

Hugo Wolf – 150th Anniversary Edition

Folksongs: Dvorak, Grainger, Hahn, Kodály, Britten. A S von Otter, mezzo

Montserrat Caballé Sings Granados

Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne. Federica von Stade, mezzo

Berg / Korngold / Strauss: Lieder. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi; and Dallapicola. Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano

Cage: Litany for the Whale

Berio: Folk Songs

American Songs: Copland, Barber, Previn, Argento. Barbara Bonney, sop.

Songs of Ned Rorem. Susan Graham, mezzo & Malcolm Martineau, piano

Pärt, etc: A Simple Song. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo & Bengt Forsberg, piano