University Musical Encyclopedia (volume 6): Vocal music and musicians.

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byLouis Charles Elson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GREAT VOCALISTS CHAPTER I FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF OPERA TO CATALANI Early Exponents of Vocal Art--Francesca Cuzzoni--Farinelli --Catterina Gabrielli--Madeleine Sophie Arnould--Gasparo Pacchierotti--Gertrude Elisabeth Mara--Antoinette Cecile Saint-Huberty--Elizabeth Billington--A List of Other Noted Artists. "IP HAT there is ample evidence of the influence of ?*? vocal music among ancient peoples--whether in religious procession, bardic recital, or dramatic chorus --is abundantly shown in the historical section of the present series. There, also, it appears that during the' Middle Ages vocal music continued to play its part in the life of European nations. It was kept alive largely in one of two ways--by the services of the Church, or by the minstrel who appeared under various names and by whom several more or less distinct phases were developed. Here and there a name emerges, such as that of Taillefer, whose martial chant rang forth to lead the invading host of Normans at the battle of Senlac; or Wolfram, whose poetic gifts have been celebrated by Wagner in "Tannhauser." It is not, however, until the establishment of opera that a record of great singers begins sufficiently authentic and detailed to supply material for definite biography. It was in 1600 at Florence that the first regular public performance of opera was given. The growth of opera on the Continent and in Great Britain was rapid, and this soon became the most elaborate and lavish of all forms of public entertainment. The impetus that it gave to the development of musical art was great, and through it most of the historic singers have risen to eminence. As Italy was the original home of opera and center of instruction in the art of song, the important vocalists were at first largely of Ita...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GREAT VOCALISTS CHAPTER I FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF OPERA TO CATALANI Early Exponents of Vocal Art--Francesca Cuzzoni--Farinelli --Catte...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217141528

ISBN - 13:9780217141529

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