The Art of the Song Recital
|Rating||:||4.76 (871 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||450 Pages|
From the Inside Flap "Should be on the shelf of every voice teacher as well as in music libraries." - Richard LeSueur, MLA Notes "Emmons and Sonntag have made a unique, valuable and remarkably sane contribution I especially appreciate their positive approach to the music of our own century." - Suzanne Roy, Penn State University "Impressively organized and germane to just about every facet of the song recital I can think of-an invaluable guide and reference." - Pamela Lewis, Carnegie-Mellon University
Readers will agree that the authors have met their goal of providing "extensive, thoroughgoing, and definitive insights into the attributes that can render the song recital at once a great art and a magnificent entertainment." Includes new, 25-page Repertoire Lists by Voice and Instrument(s). The definitive work in its field! Since its original publication, the Emmons-Sonntag text has continually stood out as the definitive work on the song recital. The book presents imaginative advice and practical techniques for producing successful recitals and kindling audience excitement. Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Davids-LaTour, Vocal Technique: A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers (ISBN 9781577667827); David Blair McClosky, with members of the McClosky Institute of Voice, Your Voice at Its Best: Enhancement of the Healt
Five Stars An honest, clear guide.. "An excellent resource for teachers of singing." according to A Customer. Emmons gives clear instruction and good advice about constructing, preparing for, and executing song recitals. She includes specific examples of recital programs for different levels of singers and for different kinds of recitals. One of the most useful tools in the book is an appendix of suggested songs for voice types and with different instrumentation.. "More than informational, no less than inspiring" according to A Customer. The most useful tools are the repertoire lists and sample programs. However, Emmons/Sonntag have put together a most universal approach for all parties involved in the recital including inspiring information of what often seems to be a lost art form.