"This book fills a gap in a worthy area of vocal literature." Choice"Singers, accompanists and teachers will benefit from this guide to la lirica da camera." American Music Teacher..". a literate, meticulously executed introduction..." Italian QuarterlyThis important resource presents background on a unique genre and its composers. It analyzes in detail more than 200 songs and presents for each its Italian text (with pronunciation marks), English translation, and guidelines for performance."