O género Lied e a importância da sua integração no ensino do canto

  • João Ivo de Freitas Reis (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Master’s thesis now presented, on the theme - The Lied - the musical genre and the importance of its integration in the teaching of Singing - has as guiding principle the understanding of the best way to establish the integration of this musical genre in the teaching and learning of Singing. Even though this musical genre is already mentioned in the curricula, this study aims to emphasise the reasons that motivate its integration and to raise awareness of the benefits brought to the development of bigger and better skills in the teaching/learning process of Singing. Within the contexts of a theoretical-conceptual framework and an empirical methodology of qualitative analysis, the aim is to think over the State of Art and find support for this study in reference authors, such as (among others): Reverter (1985); Gorrell (1993); Miller (1996; 2011); Alier (2000); Fallows (2001); Jander (2001); Owen (2001); Sams (2001); Serra (2001); Sarhan (2004); Platzer (2006); Moore (2008). The Empirical Methodology is supported by the model of scientific investigation called case study. The sampling method included a group of four teachers, prestigious in the world of Singing, all of them teaching in music schools and academies in the country and abroad. The collection of data included the semi structured interview and the questionnaire. Through an accurate content analysis (Bardin, 1997) it was possible to realise that all of the interviewees consider that the Lied is an essential musical genre in the training of a Singer. To conclude, we can state that singing and learning Lied, having in mind its musical, spiritual and sentimental character together with its technical difficulties may trigger sensitivities and expressiveness that will boost the cultural and the artistic level of the students. With this study we feel that we have contributed for a better perception of the interactions that are established, from a methodological point of view, in the field of the pedagogy of the teaching of Singing.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria do Rosário Sousa (Supervisor) & Sofia Serra (Supervisor)


  • Singing
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Schools


  • Mestrado em Ensino da Música

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