A History of Bel Canto

A History of Bel Canto

by Rodolfo Celletti
     
 

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Rodolfo Celletti, who has devoted his whole career to studying the voice from every historical, technical, and musical aspect, offers here a fascinating history of bel canto singing and the voice in operatic literature. He begins by discussing the links between bel canto and the operatic ideals of the baroque, and points out that the style was created as much by

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Rodolfo Celletti, who has devoted his whole career to studying the voice from every historical, technical, and musical aspect, offers here a fascinating history of bel canto singing and the voice in operatic literature. He begins by discussing the links between bel canto and the operatic ideals of the baroque, and points out that the style was created as much by operatic composers and their librettists as by their executants, the singers. To this end he undertakes a review of Italian opera of the period, and traces the development of the style in different composers and their works.

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"[An] elegant and lucid translation. This is an imaginative and valuable book, the fruit of profound study, and can be strongly recommended, as much to singers as to all others concerned with the period."—Music & Letters.

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ISBN-13:
9780198166412
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

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