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Great Singers on the Art of Singing: Educational Conferences with Foremost Artists .. James Francis Cooke

Great Singers on the Art of Singing: Educational Conferences with Foremost Artists ..

Published 1976
ISBN : 9780404128869
Hardcover
304 pages
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A series of personal study talks with the most renowned opera concert and oratorio singers of the time, especially planned for voice students.A series of interviews with opera singers circa 1920. Frances Alda, Pasquale Amato, David Bispham, DameMoreA series of personal study talks with the most renowned opera concert and oratorio singers of the time, especially planned for voice students.A series of interviews with opera singers circa 1920. Frances Alda, Pasquale Amato, David Bispham, Dame Clara Butt, Giuseppe Campanari, Enrico Caruso, Julia Claussen, Charles Dalmores, Andreas Dippel, Emma Eames, Florence Easton, Geraldine Farrar, Johanna Gadski, Amelita Galli-Curci, Mary Garden, Alma Gluck, Emilio de Gogorza, Frieda Hempel, Dame Nellie Melba, Bernice de Pasquali, Marcella Sembrich, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Antonio Scotti, Henri Scott, Emma Thirsby, Reinald Werrenrath, Evan Williams.From Introduction:Plutarch tells how a Laconian youth picked all the feathers from the scrawny body of a nightingale and when he saw what a tiny thing was left exclaimed,Surely thou art all voiceand nothing else!Among the tens of thousands of young men and women who, having heard a few famous singers, suddenly determine to follow the trail of the footlights, there must be a very great number who think that the success of the singer is voice and nothing else. If this collection of conferences serves to indicate how much more goes into the development of the modern singer than mere voice, the effort will be fruitful.