This is an outstanding collection of 48 lieder for many stages of vocal development. The collection provides all the information that a singer needs to interpret these musical masterpieces. Each poem is translated into English, both word by word and in context. Each is also transcribed into the International phonetic alphabet, and the piano accompaniments have been beautifully recorded. These wonderful songs include seven songs each by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Wolf as well as other selections from Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Fanny Hensel, Medelssohn, Liszt, Richard Strauss and others.