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Alfred Music Publishing, 1996 - Music - 160 pages
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This volume brings together a collection of Donizetti's songs, some of which were published in several editions during his lifetime and in the years just following, while others have never been in print. Professor Paton has once again produced a collection that will be a valuable tool both for students of singing, and for professionals looking for fresh recital material.

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Leonora Leonora
Les yeux noir et les yeux bleus Dark eyes and blue eyes
Non amero che te I love only you
Occhio nero ingannator Fiery dark eyes
Se a te dintorno scherza If a breeze around you plays
Ti sento sospiri I hear you sighing
Viva il matrimonio Long live marriage
Key to the International Phonetic Alphabet for Italian

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About the author (1996)

John Glenn Paton grew up in a musical home in New Castle, Pa. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Franklin Bens and Sonia Essin. After military service he studied further at the Eastman School of Music under Julius Huehn. Through both Essin and Huehn he traces his vocal lineage to Anna Schoen-Rene and through her to Pauline Viardot-Garcia.

After studying lieder interpretation in Stuttgart, Germany, under composer Hermann Reutter, Paton taught at the University of Wisconsin and sang annual concert tours with Reutter as his accompanist. Later he taught at the University of Colorado, which gave him a fellowship to do research in Rome.

In California since 1986, Paton taught class voice to acting students at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena. In 1989 he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California. He celebrated his 60th birthday by giving a solo recital, and he continues to perform occasionally.

Paton has edited song collections for G. Schirmer, Leyerle Publications and Alfred Publishing Co. Voice studios around the world use his books, including works translated into Japanese and Korean.

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