This authoritative, new edition of the world's most loved songs and arias draws on original manuscripts, historical first editions and recent research by prominent musicologists to meet a high standard of accuracy and authenticity. Includes fascinating background information about the arias and their composers as well as a singable rhymed translation, a readable prose translation and a literal translation of each single Italian word. This title is available in SmartMusic.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fine text for beginning singers of Italian repertoire. IPA transcriptions, word-by-word translations, modern language precis are all invaluable, along with the background information on the musical and poetic sources for each song or aria. The volume is inexpensive, and can also be purchased with a recording. My only negative comment is that the accompaniments tend to be a tad boring and lacking in creative realizations of the original figured bass for some of the pieces.