MANUAL OF BEL CANTO by Ida Franca

MANUAL OF BEL CANTO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An exposition on the theme of Bel Canto (Beautiful Singing) or more fully a school of singing initiated in Italy in the seventeenth century, this text explores the entire range of voice production. Not to be used in place of a teacher, but as an accompaniment to vocal study, it describes in detail basic technical training, method and manner of further technical and artistic embellishment, and also devotes a proportionately large section to an analysis and history of Castrati singing. Detailed footnotes, a table of exercises and musical and physiological diagrams render this lucid and lively work an aid to the voice teacher as well as the student.

Pub Date: Dec. 8th, 1959
Publisher: Coward-McCann