The interpretation of French song

Author: Pierre Bernac,Winifred Radford

Publisher: Kahn & Averill Publishers


Category: Music

Page: 352

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"No voice teacher, no coach, no accompanist, no singer, and for that matter, no music-lover should be without this publication . . . from a man whose knowledge of this repertoire is so complete and profound as to make his treatment of it definitive and without equal." -"Notes"
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The Interpretation of French Song

Author: Pierre Bernac

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393008784

Category: Music

Page: 326

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Provides general instructions for the performance and interpretation of French melodies and analyzes vocal works by eighteen composers including Berlioz, Duparc, Debussy, and Ravel
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A French Song Companion

Author: Graham Johnson,Richard Stokes

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199249664

Category: Music

Page: 530

View: 585

'flicking through the lovingly enthusiastic writing in this Companion is a rewarding experience. Johnson has excelled on every level and his experience as an accompanist transforms this book into a precious insider's account. What could easily have turned out to be a dry catalogue is in fact a lively, witty and informative journey.' -Francis Carlin, The Singer'A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the presentation of the enormous number of facts to be found here... Furthermore, the book is a delight to handle.' -GramaphoneThe French Song Companion is an indispensable guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the ideal handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this endlessly fascinating repertory. Graham Johnson, one of the world's busiest accompanists, brings his wide experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music.
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More Than Singing

The Interpretation of Songs

Author: Lotte Lehmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320448

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 6877

An eminent soprano distills a lifetime of work, research, and experience into concise, revealing lessons in the interpretation of songs by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Haydn, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Debussy, and other masters. Her insightful, inspiring manual illuminates the subtleties of tempo, phrasing, and enunciation that enable singers to convey a song's deepest meanings.
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French Song from Berlioz to Duparc

The Origin and Development of the M‚lodie

Author: Frits Noske,Rita Benton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486255549

Category: Music

Page: 454

View: 8993

Devoted to French art songs of the 19th century, this volume explores the melodies of Berlioz, Liszt, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Fauré, and many others. Sensitive evaluations include more than 250 musical examples.
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A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature

Author: Carol Kimball

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476853525

Category: Music

Page: 600

View: 8257

(Book). Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years, this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of 150 composers of various nationalities, as well as articles on styles of various schools of composition.
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Art Song

Linking Poetry and Music

Author: Carol Kimball

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480352527

Category: Music

Page: 400

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(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book clearly and insightfully defines the fundamental characteristics of art song, and the integral relationship between lyric poetry and its musical settings. Topics covered include poetry basics for singers, exercises for singers in working with poetry, insights into composers' musical settings of poetry, building recital programs, performance suggestions, and recommended literature for college and university classical voice majors. The three appendices address further aspects of poetry, guidelines for creating a recital program, and representative classical voice recitals of various descriptions. Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is extremely useful as an "unofficial" text for college/university vocal literature classes, as an excellent resource for singers and voice teachers, and of interest to all those who are fascinated by the rich legacy of the art song genre.
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Singing in French

A Manual of French Diction and French Vocal Repertoire

Author: Thomas Grubb

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Music

Page: 221

View: 8581

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Poetry Into Song

Performance and Analysis of Lieder

Author: Deborah Stein,Robert Spillman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199754306

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 8421

Focusing on the music of the great song composers--Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss--Poetry Into Song offers a systematic introduction to the performance and analysis of Lieder . Part I, "The Language of Poetry," provides chapters on the themes and imagery of German Romanticism and the methods of analysis for German Romantic poetry. Part II, "The Language of the Performer," deals with issues of concern to performers: texture, temporality, articulation, and interpretation of notation and unusual rhythm accents and stresses. Part III provides clearly defined analytical procedures for each of four main chapters on harmony and tonality, melody and motive, rhythm and meter, and form. The concluding chapter compares different settings of the same text, and the volume ends with several appendices that offer text translations, over 40 pages of less accessible song scores, a glossary of technical terms, and a substantial bibliography. Directed toward students in both voice and theory, and toward all singers, the authors establish a framework for the analysis of song based on a process of performing, listening, and analyzing, designed to give the reader a new understanding of the reciprocal interaction between performance and analysis. Emphasizing the masterworks, the book features numerous poetic texts, as well as a core repertory of songs. Examples throughout the text demonstrate points, while end of chapter questions reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for directed analysis. While there are a variety of books on Lieder and on German Romantic poetry, none combines performance, musical analysis, textual analysis, and the interrelation between poetry and music in the systematic, thorough way of Poetry Into Song.
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Singing and Communicating in English

A Singer's Guide to English Diction

Author: Kathryn LaBouff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886008

Category: Music

Page: 352

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From the Foreword by Renee Fleming: "Kathryn LaBouff has developed an approach to singing in the English language which is wonderfully user-friendly, and which has surely saved much wear and tear on my voice. It is a technique that has empowered me with the knowledge and skills to bring a text to life and to be able to negotiate all of the sounds of the language with the least amount of effort. I have found her clever and extremely creative use of substitute consonants or combinations of consonants in creating clear diction utterly delightful because they are surprising and because they work. These techniques have been equally useful when singing in foreign languages. We sopranos are not usually known to have good diction, particularly in our high range. I found that working with Kathryn improved my ability to be understood by an enormous percentile of the audience with much less vocal fatigue than I would have experienced if left to my own devices. I have often told my colleagues enthusiastically of her interesting solutions to the frustrating problems of diction. I am thrilled that her techniques are now in print for all to benefit from them." In Singing and Communicating in English, internationally renowned diction coach Kathryn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. Her thorough and much sought-after technique clarifies the physiology of speech, emphasizes the studied practice of careful and articulate pronunciation, and focuses on the study of English cadence. Covering aspects of phonetics from vowels to diphthongs to fricatives, the book includes multiple practical exercises in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions, helpful diagrams, and pronunciation drills, each chosen from the most essential English art song and operatic repertoire. In addition to standard American and British English, a variety of regional dialects and accents are covered in depth. A companion website features a full range of vowel/consonant drills, poems read aloud by the author and by theater and voiceover actor John Keating, as well as an exercise answer key, and publishers' lists to help the singer locate a vast array of English language works for performance. This book is an invaluable resource for all vocalists (both professional and aspiring), diction instructors, teachers, and coaches, and choral directors. VISIT THE COMPANION SITE AT
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Exploring Art Song Lyrics

Translation and Pronunciation of the Italian, German & French Repertoire

Author: Jonathan Retzlaff,Cheri Montgomery

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019977532X

Category: Music

Page: 554

View: 5485

Drawing generously from four centuries of Italian, German and French art song, Exploring Art Song Lyrics embraces the finest of the literature and presents the repertoire with unprecedented clarity and detail. Each of the over 750 selections comprises the original poem, a concise English translation, and an IPA transcription which is uniquely designed to match the musical setting. Enunciation and transcription charts are included for each language on a single, easy to read page. A thorough discussion of the method of transcription is provided in the appendix. With its wide-ranging scope of repertoire, and invaluable tools for interpretation and performance, Exploring Art Song Lyrics is an essential resource for the professional singer, voice teacher, and student.
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The Nineteenth-Century German Lied

Author: Lorraine Gorrell

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574671230

Category: Music

Page: 398

View: 2095

The development of the piano, together with changes in culture and society, led to the transformation of song into a major musical genre. This study of the great lieder of 19th-century composers Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Hugo Wolf also includes lesser-known composers, such as Louis Spohr and Robert Franz, plus significant contributions from women composers and performers.
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Nineteenth-century French Song

Fauré, Chausson, Duparc, and Debussy

Author: Barbara Meister

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253211750

Category: Music

Page: 402

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Nowhere in the art song repertoire does one find a more felicitous union of words and music than in the two hundred or so mŽlodies of FaurŽ, Chausson, Duparc, and Debussy. These four composers brought to the maginifcent poetry of their contemporaries, Verlaine, Gautier, Baudelaire, MallarmŽ, Leconte de Lisle, and others, the delicacy, sensitivity, and volutousness that characterize French music from 1865 to 1914. Song by song, this comprehensive study addresses each composer's complete works for solo voice and piano. When necessary, errors in popular published editions are pointed out and corrected. For each song, the full French text is given, followed by Barbara Meister's translationÑin many cases, the first English version ever published. These exquisite renderings (not intended to substitute for the French lyrics in performance) vividly convey the sense and mood of the originals. Here the singer will find guidance on interpretation and pronunciation; the accompanist will profit from harmonic analyses intended to further genuine partnership with the vocalist; and the listener will gain a fuller satisfaction from learning how various works fit in their historical and aesthetic context, and in the lives of the poets and composers.
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Interpreting the songs of Gabriel Fauré

Author: Robert Gartside

Publisher: Leyerle Pubns

ISBN: 9781878617187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 6415

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Singing in Russian

A Guide to Language and Performance

Author: Emily Olin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881179

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 8200

Founded on the underlying principle that sung language differs dramatically from spoken language, Singing in Russian offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to understanding, mastering, and performing Russian vocal music. After covering the basics of the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian grammar and diction, author Emily Olin encourages readers to take the innovative step of using the music itself to guide the singer’s pronunciation and interpretation. English sound comparisons, linguistic and musical examples, and multifaceted exercises complement textual explanations, reinforcing the techniques Olin has employed for over three decades. The addition of repertoire lists and practical recommendations further equip singers to confidently go from start to stage. Furthermore, the online audio examples contain exercises that demonstrate and reinforce the correct sound and interpretation of everything from the alphabet to the presentation of vowels, consonants, words, and phrases.
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Singing in Style

A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices

Author: Martha Elliott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109320

Category: Music

Page: 356

View: 6804

The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever published, Singing In Style provides an introduction to how such issues as ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation, tempo, language, and accompaniment with period instruments have been handled since the seventeenth century. Each chapter presents a historical period and gives background information on the singers and composers, the vocal repertoire, and the stylistic conventions of that time. Specific repertoire examples are discussed as well, to show how to use the music itself as a context for making stylistic choices. Each chapter also has an extensive reference list arranged by topic, so the interested reader can pursue a particular subject in more depth. Covering the Baroque period to the present, Elliott casts a wide net, bringing together information from historical treatises, personal accounts from composers, performers, historians, critics, and current scholarly commentary into one convenient handbook for the student and the amateur and professional performer who want to learn more about how vocal works were sung in their day.
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A History of Song

Author: Denis Stevens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393005363

Category: Music

Page: 491

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Story of almost a thousand years of song, from the time of the troubadours, to the present day.
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Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood

Author: Jean Piaget

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415210058


Page: 296

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.