(Vocal Collection). with online audio recordings of diction lessons and pia accompaniments; includes historical tes, translations and International Phonetic Alphabet A collection of essential Schubert songs for students. The diction lessons were recorded by Irene Spiegelman, German diction coach at the Metropolitan Opera. The diction for each song is recorded twice: first recited as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and the mood, followed by a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. This experienced language coach adapts the R in German in the slow versions as recommended for classical singers. She is also very sensitive to liaisons between word sounds in the musical settings. Contents: An die Musik * An die Nachtigall * Auf dem Wasser zu singen * Der Musensohn * Die Forelle * Du bist die Ruh * Ganymed * Gretchen am Spinnrade * Heidenroslein * Im Fruhling * Lachen und Weinen * Nacht und Traume * Rastlose Liebe * Standchen * Seligkeit.