Heart to Heart: Expressive Singing in England, 1780-1830

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Music - 198 pages
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'[an] informative and fascinating look at vocal practice... [which makes] a valuable contribution to the field of performance practice... All should read this book to dispel modern myths about bel canto.' -Deborah Kauffman, Notes, the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 58, no. 1 (Sept 2001): 114-16This book establishes the principles of interpretation that singers active in England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - both foreign and English - applied to recitatives, arias, and songs. It is the first single guide to historical performance of one of today's most popular repertoires.
 

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Contents

Styles of Singing
1
3 The Powet of Sound
23
Phtasing
37
5 Loud and Soft Singing
69
6 Tempo and its Bteaches
79
Execution
92
The Actot of the Passions
147
The Dtamatic Display of Passion
161
Refevences
183
Index
193

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About the author (2000)

Robert Toft is Professor and Chair in the Department of Music History at The University of Western Ontario

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