Top critical review
Poor physical quality. GET THE HARDBACK.
on 8 November 2010
While this book is recommended to any singing student wanting to take chanson further, and highly revered by most accompanists, the actual book quality is poor.
This is a standard for advanced singing students who expect to be dipping in and out of it on a regular basis, It should therefore be hardback only, or at least have a much sturdier cover. this edition is RUBBISH - very flimsy cover , very thin pages and the type is tiny, I've seen better Mills & Boon.
If you have to get it as part of your reading list for uni, then this is reasonably-priced, but you'll thank the day you get yourself a better / hardback (possibly 2nd-hand) copy...but I had a shock when I found the decent copy online - £43+ quid from the States. Ah well. Of course, this is NO reflection on the content, but there's no point buying an important reference book if it shreds like a paper hanky in a handbag.
At least "Lieder Line By Line" is built to last. Will avoid any obvious comments about German engineering.