Singing In Greek: A Guide To Greek Lyric Diction And Vocal Repertoire by Lydía ZervanosSinging In Greek: A Guide To Greek Lyric Diction And Vocal Repertoire by Lydía Zervanos

Singing In Greek: A Guide To Greek Lyric Diction And Vocal Repertoire

byLydía Zervanos

Paperback | May 7, 2015

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In Singing in Greek: A Guide to Greek Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire, Lydía Zervanos reveals to singers the vast riches of Greek vocal music. Dating back to 1770, Greek art music-following the Western European styles, often drawing on themes from folk music and motifs-long awaits its rightful place in a truly international vocal repertoire. Modern singers in search of new musical opportunities will find in Singing in Greek the necessary tools to locate and perform art songs and arias from this extensive national vocal repertoire. Concisely written and full of practical advice, the book opens with an introduction to the Greek alphabet and pronunciation, navigating the assignment of International Phonetic Alphabet symbols. Zervanos covers such topics as Greek vowels, digraphs, consonants, binary consonants, consonant combinations, palatalization, basic Greek grammatical concepts and their role in stress and length, syllabification, and punctuation-all separated into easily referenced chapters and supported by online recordings of native Greek opera singers. In the second half of Singing in Greek, Zervanos offers a short history of Greek art music, biographies of prominent Greek composers, texts of their most representative works with IPA transcriptions, and word-for-word and poetic translations, with arias and art songs chosen for all voice types and levels. This book also includes indexes of direct vowel-to-IPA and consonant-to-IPA transcriptions, as well as useful appendixes on publications, organizations, and famous Greek poets. Singing in Greek is a must-have resource for every singer, voice teacher, vocal coach, collaborative pianist, and opera and choral conductor seeking to perform and teach in this unique language, explore the wealth of music available, and expand their knowledge of Greek repertoire.
Lydía Zervanos is a Greek-born soprano pursuing an active international performing career.
Title:Singing In Greek: A Guide To Greek Lyric Diction And Vocal RepertoireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 8.85 × 5.96 × 1.05 inPublished:May 7, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442229772

ISBN - 13:9781442229778

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Table of Contents

Recording ExamplesForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart One: The Sounds of the Greek LanguageIntroduction to Part OneChapter 1: The Greek Vowel Sounds - [a] [?] [i] [?] [u]Chapter 2: Digraphs - ?? ??, ?? ??, ?? ??, ?? ??, ?? ??, ?? ?? (?? ??, ?? ??)Chapter 3: The Greek Consonant SoundsChapter 4: AssimilationPart Two: Greek Vocal RepertoireChapter 5: OverviewChapter 6: Ionian School of Music - ComposersChapter 7: Nikolaos Halikiopoulos-Mantzaros (1795-1872)Chapter 8: Pavlos Carrer (1829-1896)Chapter 9: G. & N. Lambelet Chapter 10: Spyridon-Filiskos Samaras (1861-1917) Chapter 11: National School of Music - Composers Chapter 12: Manolis Kalomiris (1883 - 1962) Chapter 13: National School of Music - Song SelectionChapter 14: Greek OperettaChapter 15: Modernism in Greek Art Music Chapter 16: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Five Greek Folk SongsAppendix A: PublishersAppendix B: Organizations Appendix C: Greek PoetsAppendix D: Vowels to IPA Consonants to IPAReferencesIndexAbout the AUthor

Editorial Reviews

A fully comprehensive guide to singing in the Greek Language; I am sure this landmark work will make Greek vocal literature accessible to a wider audience'