Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation by Johann Adam Hiller

Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation by Johann Adam Hiller

by Johann Adam Hiller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521358701

ISBN-13: 9780521358705

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Hiller's Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation was published in Germany in 1780 and is an important manual on vocal technique and performance in the eighteenth century. This present edition, translated with an introduction and extensive commentary by musicologist Suzanne J. Beicken, makes the treatise available for the first time in English. With its

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Hiller's Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation was published in Germany in 1780 and is an important manual on vocal technique and performance in the eighteenth century. This present edition, translated with an introduction and extensive commentary by musicologist Suzanne J. Beicken, makes the treatise available for the first time in English. With its emphasis on practical aspects of ornamentation, declamation and style it will be valuable to instrumentalists as well as singers and is a significant contribution to the understanding of performance practice in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521358705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Translator's introduction and commentary; Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation: Preface; Dedication; 1. On the qualities of the human voice and its improvement; 2. On good performance and how to use the voice; 3. On good performance, with regard to text and music; 4. On good performance, with regard to ornaments; 5. On good performance, with regard to Passaggi; 6. On good performance, with regard to the various genres of vocal forms and in consideration of performing in various places; 7. On Cadenzas; 8. On arbitrary variations of the Aria; Appendix: biographical information on singers and composers mentioned by Hiller; Bibliography.

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