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Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricola (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs)

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Agricola published Introduction to the Art of Singing in Germany in 1757, consisting of the 1723 treatise of the Italian singing teacher and castrato, Tosi, to which Agricola added his own running commentary. The Introduction was recognized as invaluable not only for teachers and their pupils but also for advanced singers and professionals. This present edition, translated with introduction and annotations by the celebrated singer Julianne Baird, makes Agricola's work available for the first time in English. Tosi's work was the first basic treatise on singing; Agricola, a pupil of J.S. Bach at the court of Frederick the Great, brought Tosi's work "up-to-date." His commentaries are so extensive that the Introduction stands on its own as an important document in the history of performance practice.

Synopsis:

An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: Agricola's treatise; Introduction to the art of singing; Translator's preface; Foreword of the author; Introduction of the author; 1. Observations for the use of the singing teacher; 2. Concerning appoggiaturas; 3. Concerning trills; 4. Concerning divisions; 5. Concerning recitative; 6. Remarks intended especially for the music student; 7. Concerning arias; 8. Concerning cadenzas; 9. Remarks for the use of the professional singer; 10. Concerning improvised variations of melodies; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521031011
Author:
Agricola, Johann Friedrich
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Baird, Julianne C.
Editor:
Butt, John
Author:
Baird, Julianne C.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Singing
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Voice
Subject:
Singing Singing
Subject:
Music-Vocal Scores
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 music examples
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.69 in. 1.01 lbs.

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