The LiederNet Archive

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The LiederNet Archive
Available in English
Owner Emily Ezust
Created by Emily Ezust
Commercial No[citation needed]
Launched 1995
Current status Online

The LiederNet Archive (formerly The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive) is a donation-supported web archive of art song and choral texts[1] founded in 1995[2] by Emily Ezust, an American/Canadian computer programmer and amateur violinist. The website was hosted by the REC Music Foundation from 1996 to 2015.

The LiederNet Archive provides access[3] to both original out-of-copyright song texts and copyright-protected translations submitted by over 500 volunteer[4] translators.[5] The website is indexed by composer, text poet or author, first line, title, or language; and it allows you to do words or phrases searches. It is frequently cited as a source in musical studies, where the website's aggregate listings of settings of songs and poems may be more complete or more easily accessible than conventional musicological resources.[6]


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  5. ^ Music, Text and Translation - Page 79 "An accessible place to find the texts of Britten's songs is Emily Ezust, 'The Lied, Art Song and Choral Texts Archive', (last accessed December 2010). It includes over 250 texts set by Britten, with some versions ...
  6. ^ Charles Koechlin: compositeur et humaniste Philippe Cathé, Sylvie Douche, Michel Duchesneau - 2010 Page 187 "Le site Intemet d'Emily Ezust recense pas moins de 25 mises en musique des poèmes de Klingsor — dont certaines ... lui-même: «The Lied and Art Song Texts Page»,, consulté le 20 février 2010. 17."