The art of singing. Introd. by Oscar Thompson.


Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1968] .

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Subjects Singers.
Singing.
Series Essay index reprint series.
Description xviii, 509 pages 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1968]
©1938
Notes Contains The art of the singer, originally published in 1906, and a collection of articles principally from The New York sun compiled by Oscar Thompson and Irving Kolodin.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. The art of the singer. What is singing? - The artist and the public - Fundamental breathing - Breathing and attack - Practice in beginning tones - About tone formation - Registers of the voice - Messa Di Voce and Portamento - The acquirement of agility - Treatment of the vowels - Treatment of the consonants - Style and recitative - The lyric in style - Wagner-singing - The singer's musicianship --
Part II. A lifetime of reviewing. The nineteenth century's greatest singers - Emma Calvé - Changes in singing - Mme. Tetrazzini's Violetta - The conception of the ideal tone - Pauline Viardot - The present and the past - The need of a standard in voice production - Mme. Galli-curci - Adelina Patti - Enrico Caruso - Geraldine Farrar - Victor Maurel, greatest of singing actors - The necessity for good acting in opera - The art of Jean De Reszke - With flaunting of banners - Mme. Jeritza sings Carmen - From baritone to tenor - Lilli Lehmann - Minnie Hauk - The opera and the singer - An adieu to Galli-Curci - A singer in the great tradition - The rarity of singing talent - Miss Ponselle and Violetta - Pons and Patti - The art of Melba - Singers of Florid songs - Antonio Scotti - The singers of the Golden Age - Maurice Renaud and operatic acting - Marcella Sembrich - Mme. Flagstad - Other days, other Carmens - Ernestine, Schumann-Heink - Flagstad and other great Isoldes -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)435355
(OCoLC)ocm00435355
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WorldCat Identities Henderson, W. J. 1855-1937.
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