Soder, Aidan

Dr. Aidan Soder is Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from Rice University.

Sprechstimme in Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire
2008 0-7734-5178-7
This study offers a brief history of Sprechstimme and Pierrot lunaire, Schoenberg’s recordings of Pierrot, and the ambiguity inherent in the execution of Sprechstimme. The book also presents the substantial Pierrot discography and the range of interpretational styles heard in the recordings. The author provides a thorough discussion of Pierrot’s technical vocal requirements and how the sound recordings can assist in the interpretation and performance of the Sprechstimme.