Talk:Album of German Songs (White, Maude Valérie)

Review from The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, Vol. 26, No. 503 (Jan. 1, 1885), p. 36

Maude Valerie White's Album of German Songs [Stanley Lucas, Weber and Co.] THE songs of this composer have so rapidly sprung into popularity that the present collection of vocal pieces to German words (with an English translation) is certain to meet with a cordial welcome. Miss White's style, although evidently based upon that of the German lieder, has sufficient individuality to enable us to assign her a place far above that occupied by mere imitators; and the Album now before us will most assuredly add to her reputation. All the songs are melodious,and treated throughout with an artistic feeling which cannot fail to win both attention and appreciation. Like most of the works of this school of writing,the pianoforte occupies an important place in the composition- but it is never obtrusive, and accompanists should sympathise with the composer in so essential a characteristic of her style.