Belcanto: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Gesangskunst. Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofens Verlag. Bridgman, Nanie. 1956. 'Girolamo Camillo Maffei et sa lettre sur le chant.' Revue de musicologie 38: 3–34. Broad, David J. 1973. 'Phonation.
Author: James Stark
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
In this well documented and highly readable book, James Stark provides a history of vocal pedagogy from the beginning of the bel canto tradition of solo singing in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries to the present. Using a nineteenth-century treatise by Manuel Garcia as his point of reference, Stark analyses the many sources that discuss singing techniques and selects a number of primary vocal 'problems' for detailed investigation. He also presents data from a series of laboratory experiments carried out to demonstrate the techniques of bel canto. The discussion deals extensively with such topics as the emergence of virtuoso singing, the castrato phenomenon, national differences in singing styles, controversies regarding the perennial decline in the art of singing, and the so-called secrets of bel canto. Stark offers a new definition of bel canto which reconciles historical and scientific descriptions of good singing. His is a refreshing and profound discussion of issues important to all singers and voice teachers.
About the Companion Website www.oup.com/us/belcanto Oxford has created a password-protected Website to accompany Bel Canto: A Performer's Guide, and the site contains demonstrations of some of the principles discussed in the book.
Author: Robert Toft
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
In Bel Canto, the first ever guide to the bel canto style, author Robert Toft provides singers with the tools they need to bring scores to life in an historically informed manner.
is “la più addatta al bel canto” (“the best adapted to beautiful singing.” The accompanying English translation renders “bel canto” as “vocal music.”).9 He does not use the words bel canto except in a general sense nor does he use them ...
Author: Philip A. Duey
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Dr. Anna Sophia Karin WettigPublish On: 2020-04-02
private classes with Ms. Reynolds and was initiated into the basic rules of Italian bel canto. Enthusiastic about my singing progress, I wrote my first book, an ABC in German for bel canto singing—Saenger ABC Belcanto, singen kann doch ...
Author: Dr. Anna Sophia Karin Wettig
Publisher: PersonalityStyling Dr. Karin Wettig
Category: Performing Arts
A Practical Guide to Develop Your Authentic Singing Voice Written by musicologist Dr. Karin Wettig, Bel Canto in Theory and Practice is for singers who want to dive deeper into the secrets of true bel canto (an Italian word meaning "beautiful singing"). Its practical advice and discoveries about vocal functions can be used by a hobby singer, choir member or soloist on his way to a professional career in pop, musical, theatre or opera. All the exercises are simple and well described with photos. If you are ready to breakthrough with your voice on stage, dive into these lessons and learn from the life story and personal discoveries of the author who says "After 20 years of voice practice, I have learned that awareness is the key and is my best teacher because awareness changes in 10 minutes what 5 years of voice exercises cannot do." Even non-singers who would like to develop more vocal expression power for their everyday life or business purposes will find lots of good tips. As you practice the exercises you will dive deeper into your personal natural vocal power and develop your true authentic voice over time. The whole body yoga approach and breathing exercises will strengthen your body (especially the rib cage and pelvis), develop a correct posture for standing, sitting and moving on stage and enable you to sing longer phrases easily and effortlessly. Your vocal cords and stiff tongue will relax. The low and high range of your voice will be bound together without the usual passage break and singing will become more powerful and effortless as the natural beauty of your voice shines through. Bel Canto in Theory and Practice also offers professional singers, who are curious to discover more about the secret behind the voices of opera singers like Maria Callas and Enrico Caruso, technical details about the structure of the voice box and an analytical approach to the function of the human voice and her relationship with emotion. The musicological approach of the history of singing and voice development in opera will give the reader a deeper understanding about the ideal of vocal beauty working throughout four centuries of opera creation and its deep connection to the renaissance of ancient Greece and Rome. After losing her voice following a traumatic divorce, the author searched for a way to get her voice back. When voice therapy didn't heal her, she looked for a cure through singing. She left her life behind to pursue her dream to be a bel canto singer and her journey to becoming a coloratura soprano began. Studying bel canto videos, spending nights and weekends in churches alone with CDs of Callas and others, and pursuing classes for opera singing and workshops in Europe, she dove deeply into the physical aspects of opera singing, while her musicological curiosity made her travel to the origins and sources of bel canto in the Renaissance. Observing minuscule body and throat movements brought her a breakthrough. After two decades miracles started happening: her teeth aligned, her chin and jaw movement became smoother, her stiff tongue melted. In the end, she enjoyed an upright posture, better proportions, 1.5 cm more in height, emotional balance, cured sinusitis and healthy self-esteem. Her efforts were rewarded with a brilliant coloratura soprano voice. "Behind every weakness hides a talent!" is her motto now. Asked for a transcript of her voice classes, she wrote her personal method down. That was the moment Bel Canto in Theory and Practice was born. Her students' voices radically changed during her classes within ten minutes of training. The result is this book: an intuitive, heartfelt, yet practical approach to achieving excellence in bel canto through effortless singing. Order your copy today.
“Magda Olivero,” Bel Canto Society, www.belcantosociety.org/pages/oliverodivas.html. Magda Olivero (b. 1910) is considered by many to be the greatest Verismo soprano of all time. She made her Met debut at the age of sixty-five in Tosca ...
Author: Dan H. Marek
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Giovanni Battista Rubini (1794-1854) was a legendary tenor and the first 19th-century non-castrati male singer to become an international star of opera. The previous two centuries had been the era of the castrati, with tenors and basses relegated to character and supporting roles in the operas of their time. Rubini stood apart because he not only matched the castrati in coloratura and pathos, but he also had an extraordinarily high voice. With Rubini’s rise, and in his wake, several tenors came to sing roles written specifically for them by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and many other lesser-known bel canto composers. Signaling the end of the dominance of castrati on stage, this period would last some 40 years until the advent of Grand Opera, Wagner, and Verdi and the appearance of the first so-called High C from the chest by Gilbert-Louis Duprez in 1837. Since then, the accepted tenor sound has followed the tradition epitomized by Enrico Caruso and, in our own era, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. Many composers, conductor, and performers would come to regard bel canto dramatic operas as decorative and vapid until Maria Callas and Tulio Serafin demonstrated the heights this genre of opera could reach. However, opera directors and opera performers of late who have expressed an interest in reviving selected masterpieces from the bel canto tradition have found themselves confronted with the problem of locating tenors versed in the vocal techniques necessary to carry the high tessituras. In Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique, Dan H. Marek explores the extraordinary life of Rubini in order to frame this special period in the history of opera and connect the technique of the castrati who were among Rubini’s instructors. Drawing on the work of Berton Coffin, Marek offers long-sought answers to the challenges presented by high tessitura of bel canto operas for tenors. To further assist working singers, Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors includes over 60 pages of exercises written by Rubini himself before 1840, which Marek, for the first time ever has adapted to acoustical phonetics. Professional singers, teachers and their students, vocal coaches, and opera conductors will find this work indispensable as the only English-language work on high tessitura for tenor and soprano singing.
Author: Giovanni Battista LampertiPublish On: 2009-08-29
The original German version of the work (publisher and date unknown) was entitled Die Technik des Bel Canto. The original work has been newly formatted, annotated and indexed by the editor for improved readability and comprehension.
Author: Giovanni Battista Lamperti
Publisher: Gregory Blankenbehler
Category: Bel canto
"Die Technik des Bel Canto" (1905) -- Extended Edition.As the last of the great master-teachers of the "old Italian school" of singing, Giovanni Battista Lamperti taught his students virtuosic vocal techniques handed down from the great castrati of the 17th century: exquisitely rich chiaroscuro tone, seamless flowing legato phrasing, undetectable passaggi register transitions and the delicately poised appoggio breath technique that allowed the astonishingly rapid coloratura typical of baroque music. In the only treatise he ever wrote, Lamperti the younger shares with all students, teachers and enthusiasts of singing, the techniques and skills that made his students that greatest singers of their time: the arcane secrets of bel canto.
Beniamino Gigli und die Kunst des Belcanto . Wien , C. Haslinger qdm . Tobias , 1929 . Rossetti , Biagio . Libellus de rudimentis musices . Verone , 1529 . Rousseau , Jean ( 2d half , 17th C. ) . Méthode claire , certaine et facile ...
Storia del belcanto . Vol . 15 in the series Contrappunti . Fiesole : Discanto Edizioni , 1983. 221 pp . ML1460.C4 1983. Translated by Helene Pasquier and Roland Mancini and published in French as Histoire du bel canto .
Author: Denise P. Gallo
Publisher: Psychology Press
A comprehensive annotated bibliography of all the printed materials on Gioachino Rossini, the famous 19th-century composer
... that listeners in a concert hall could not have had the opportunity of hearing.73 Mikuli , p . 4 ' Bel canto ' - a model for pianistic declamation and fullness of tone Chopin's advice was , that this theory ( of musical declamation ) ...
Author: Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first English paperback edition of the unique collection of documents which reveal Chopin as teacher and interpreter of his own music.
Bel canto before the 19th c. Donington and Stark point to 17th- and 18th-century descriptions of vocal technique that correspond with those of bel canto in the 19th century. Correspondences include singing from the chest rather than the ...
Author: Roland Jackson
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.