This volume offers a sampling of fourteen great vocal works from the Romantic era for Medium and Low voice that have long been out of the common consciousness but not been entirely forgotten! Rossini and Donizetti among others wrote songs for everybody from prima donnas to amateurs each with an impressive sensitivity and depth. Editor and mezzo-soprano Patricia Atkins Chiti has drawn from her personal collection of songs many of which have been out of print for more than a century. Italian Art Songs of the Romantic Era contains fourteen fabulous songs a detailed foreword that introduces the Romantic era and the Romanze providing an excellentway for young singers to learn the style of major composers. There is carefully edited text and music an extensive background to each composer and each song translations and even phonetic pronunciation guides for Italian.