Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook

Lecture held at the William Walton Foundation, La Mortella, 12 September 1991


1. Graham Johnson introduces Eric Sams as Wolf scholar

2. From Dante to Wolf, Courtly Love, Rispetti

3. From Tommaseo to Heyse

4. Italian Serenade

5. The choice of Text

6. Auch kleine Dinge

7. Lied vs. Opera, Wolf vs. Wagner, Italy vs. Germany, Universality

8. Songs of civilized humanity, from Italian village to Greenwich Village (Wolf to Gershwin)

Questions, Discussion

9. Gebet and Snow White, Funicolì

10. More on Wolf and Wagner

11. Poets and Composers, Wolf and Mahler