A Singer's Guide to the Songs of Joaquin Rodrigo (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, May 1, 2003 - Music - 286 pages
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Now in Paper! An authoritative and indispensable guide to Joaquin Rodrigo's catalog of vocal works, A Singer's Guide provides word-for-word translations, idiomatic translations, and IPA transcriptions of Rodrigo's entire body of work, which encompasses eighty-seven songs. Other details given are background information, range, length and other relevant facts. Biographies of Rodrigo and his wife, Victoria Kamhi, are also included, as well as information gleaned from in-depth interviews and correspondence with Cecilia Rodrigo, the only child of Victoria and Joaquin Rodrigo. Much of this information has never before been available to the public. Rodrigo set Castilian, Catalan, German, French, Latino, and Galician poetry dating from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century to exquisite melodies and accompaniments. This book will allow for greater accessibility to Rodrigo's beautiful songs and literature. A Singer's Guide to the Songs of Joaquin Rodrigo will acquaint you with some of the world's most beautiful vocal literature. Rodrigo is a masterful melodist, creating exquisite themes that enhance the poem and suit the singer's voice. His songs meld the old with the new supreme lyricism, harmonic as well as nonharmonic dissonance, and a fine sense of poetic line. Treat yourself, your students, and your audiences to the profound beauty of Rodrigo's songs! Paperback edition available July 2002. Cloth edition previously published in 1999.
  

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Contents

The Composers Biography
1
Victoria Kamhi and Her Life with Joaquin Rodrigo
13
Canciones
23
Canciones de dos épocas
91
Cantos de amor y de guerra
111
Con Antonio Machado
121
Cuatre cancons en llengua catalana
145
Cuatro canciones sefardies
157
Liricas castellanas
211
Rosaliana
217
Triptico de Mosén Cinto
231
Villancicos
243
Selected Discography
253
Video
255
Bibliography
257
General Index
261

Cuatro madrigales amatorios
165
Doce canciones españolas
171
Dos canciones para cantar a los niños
191
Dos poemas
195
La grotte
205
Song Index
265
About the Author
267
CD Tracks Listing
269
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\Suzanne Rhodes Draayer, soprano, is Professor of Music at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, where she teaches voice and related studies.

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