What is a tenor? This book is your complete guide to the world of the tenor and the range of human voices that it encompasses. It describes the role and its many varieties, terms and traditions, and provides a comprehensive biographical encyclopaedia and performing and recording history of the notable tenors of the past and present. An invaluable and highly informative reference for the student of vocal music and an interesting combination of technical fact and personal detail for opera lovers.
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