A Handbook of Diction for Singers: Italian, German, French / Edition 2

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Overview

A Handbook of Diction for Singers is a complete guide to achieving professional levels of diction in Italian, German, and French, the major languages of the classical vocal repertory. Written for English-speaking singers, it is an ideal textbook for students of diction and is also invaluable for voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors. This unique book combines traditional approaches proven successful in the teaching of diction with important new material not readily available elsewhere. Employing the universally accepted International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), it presents the sounds of each language in logical order, along with essential information on matters such as diacritical marks, syllabification, word stress, and what to look for in dictionaries.
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"A major contribution to the literature on lyric diction....[It brings] new insights and approaches into well-trodden ground....An essential book for the studio of any voice teacher."--Leslie De'Ath, in the Journal of Singing

"An excellent handbook, very useful for teachers and advanced singers. The author is very familiar with most students' problems and addresses important areas such as glottals in German."--Timothy Cheek, The University of Michigan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195325591
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition description: Multilingu
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 272,493
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David H. Adams has sung as lyric tenor in opera and concert in Italy, Austria, Germany, and the US. He has been on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music since 1980, and is currently Head of the Performance Studies Division of the Conservatory. He is artistic director of the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca (Italy), and has served on the faculty of the Aspen Music School.

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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Italian
German
French
Bibliography
General Index/Index of Sounds by Spelling

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