High Voice ( Canciones De Espana

High Voice ( Canciones De Espana

by Suzanne Rhodes Draayer, Nico Castel
     
 
This book - offered in both high and low voice editions - makes available the passionate, dynamic songs of nineteenth-century Spain. Singers, voice teachers, and aficionados of songs know the great lieder repertoire of Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms, as well as the melodies of Debussy, Massenet, and Gounod. However, the Spanish equivalent to German lieder and French

Overview

This book - offered in both high and low voice editions - makes available the passionate, dynamic songs of nineteenth-century Spain. Singers, voice teachers, and aficionados of songs know the great lieder repertoire of Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms, as well as the melodies of Debussy, Massenet, and Gounod. However, the Spanish equivalent to German lieder and French melodie has remained hidden away in the great libraries of Spain. Canciones de España: Songs of Nineteenth-Century Spain, Volume II, makes available twenty-nine songs composed by twenty Spanish composers living and composing in the nineteenth century. Descriptions of Spanish song types typical of the time, explanations of nineteenth-century politics, a thorough pronunciation guide to Castilian Spanish, word-for-word translations, idiomatic translations, International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions, and short biographies of each composer are all integral to this anthology.

Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
This anthology, part of an ongoing series by this author, contains 29 songs by nineteenth-century Castilian composers, selected for artistry of song setting, melody, and charm of the indigenous Spanish style. The edited and translated anthology provides a repertoire for recitals by beginning and intermediate singers. A companion volume (sold separately) contains the songs in transpositions for low voice. Draayer is a voice professor and advocate of Spanish vocal music.
November/December 2006 Journal of Singing
...a welcome addition to the growing body of this music available to us....It should be a part of the personal library of all voice teachers, especially those who teach Spanish speaking students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810856677
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Canciones de Espana: Songs of Nineteenth
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Meet the Author

Suzanne Rhodes Draayer is Professor of Music at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, where she teaches voice and related studies.

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