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|German to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Music / Music theory
|German term or phrase: Sprachvertonung|
|Wissenschaftler der Universität diskutierten grundlegenden Aspekten der Sprachvertonung im Vokalwerk Mozarts.|
Is this another way of saying they discussed the specifics of the style of Mozart's vocal compositions?
'Vertonung' in the sense of 'recording' doesn´t seem to fit here.
|musical expression of words|
expressing of words in music/musical expressing of words
however, "expression" can also just refer to singing,
the transformation (expansion) of words into music/musical transformation (expansion) of words
creative process of taking words (a poem etc./libretto) as the basis and expressing them musically, adding the musical dimension to the words, whereby some words can also be changed. In the case of a llibretto, the words/style are already carefully chosen to be used for this musical transformation.
I also thought of "musicalization of words" but this refers to the musical characteristics in Chinese poetry: http://content.cdlib.org/xtf/view?docId=ft129003tp&chunk.id=...
the conversion of words into music
Diana's suggestion is used most frequently to describe the process, it also puts emphasis on the text as the basis/starting point. The way the music is composed and the way the words are sung/has everything to do with the content of the text. However, in my opinion, "setting words to music" doesn't do the whole process - which is more then putting music to a text - justice, and also, it could possibly mean that the music already existed.
It's the text in a musical setting/it is a musical setting of the words
The beauty of sound itself. Singing is ultimately the musical expression of words, and with words we can express the whole range of human emotions.
W. Dömling, "Aspekte der Sprachvertonung in den Balladen Guillaume de Machauts," Die Musikforschung 25 (1972): 301-7 (305) points out that the melodic sequence in bar 4 is an equivalent to the repeat of the word 'ploures.'
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the setting of words to music
It's much more than "the style of his vocal works"- this would mean only the composition, but it has to do with the combination of both. It has nothing at all to do with recording!!!
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