Kirchberger presents over 200 German Lieder with singable English translations of the text, as well as the original German, in the score. Volume I, Nine Great German Song Cycles from Beethoven to Mahler in New Singable English Translations, includes nine complete song cycles (Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, Schubert's Schoene Muellerin and Winterreise, Schumann's Heine and Eichendorff cycles, Frauenliebe und Leben and Dichterliebe, Brahms's Magelone, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenen Gesellen). Volume II, One Hundred Selected Songes by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, and Hugo Wolf in New Singable English Translations follows with 40 individual songs by Schubert, 30 by Brahms, and 30 of Wolf's Moerike songs. The goal is the essence of the performance rather than the appearance of authenticity.
Frederic Kirchberger received his musical training in both his native Germany (Wuerzburg and Berlin) and the U.S. (Diploma in Piano, Julliard; M.A., Columbia; Mus.D., Florida State). He has taught at Bennett College, NC, Northeast Missouri State University, and briefly at the University of Colorado. Throughout his career, he has accompanied and coached many singers.