Richard Stokes

MA, Hon RAM

Research Programmes - Professor of Lieder
Vocal - Song Classes and Languages (Professor of Lieder)

Leading lecturer on German Lieder with dozens of publications and lecture appearances throughout the UK

Richard Stokes is Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music. He has given many lectures and masterclasses throughout Great Britain and Europe. His publications include:

Gefunden — an anthology of German literature (Heinemann Educational, 1982)
Interviews and Encounters with Verdi — a translation of Marcello Conati’s book (Gollancz, 1984)
Mahler’s Unknown Letters (Gollancz, 1986)
The Spanish Song Companion [with Jacqueline Cockburn] (Gollancz, 1992, Scarecrow Press 2006)
Wozzeck — a singing translation of the opera by Alban Berg (Opera North, 1993)
Lulu — a translation of Berg’s libretto (Glyndebourne Productions Limited, 1996)
Parsifal — a singing translation of Wagner’s opera (ENO, 1999)
One Finger Too Many [with Alfred Brendel] (Faber and Faber, 1999)
A French Song Companion [with Graham Johnson] (OUP, 2000)
Lulu — a singing translation of Berg’s opera (English National Opera, 2001)
The Veil of Order — a translation of conversations with Alfred Brendel (Faber and Faber, 2002)
Boulez on Conducting (Faber and Faber, 2002)
Metamorphosis — a translation of Kafka’s Novelle (Hesperus Press, 2002)
The Marquise of O — a translation of Kleist’s Novelle (Hesperus Press, 2003)
The Complete Bach Cantatas (Scarecrow Press, 2004)
Cursing Bagels [with Alfred Brendel] (Faber and Faber, 2004)
The Trial — a translation of Kafka’s novel (Hesperus Press, 2005)
The Book of Lieder — a collection of some 1,200 Lieder, chosen, translated and introduced by Richard Stokes, with a foreword by Ian Bostridge (Faber and Faber, 2005)
La voix humaine — a singing translation of Poulenc’s opera (Opera North 2006)
L’amour de loin — a singing translation of Saariaho’s opera (ENO, 2009)
Dearest Father — a translation of Kafka’s Letter to his Father (Alma Books, 2009)
Histoires naturelles — a translation of Jules Renard’s masterpiece (Oneworld Classics, 2010)
Playing the Human Game — versions of Alfred Brendel’s Collected Poems (Phaidon, 2010)
Jakob Lenz — a singing translation of Jakob Rihm’s opera (ENO, 2012)
The Penguin Book of English Song – Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden (Penguin Classics, 2016)

Richard Stokes was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012.

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