Journal of Singing

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 5, May/June

A Conversation with David Wilson-Johnson, Part 2
We had been discussing Britten's War Requiem as my conversation with David Wilson-Johnson continues.Leslie Holmes: Did you ever hear Ben Luxon do the War Requiem?David Wilson-Johnson: Yes, I have.LH: You never forget it, if you have.DWJ: No, it is absolutely...
Editor's Commentary: Honesty in Singing
ESPECIALLY AS ONE PERUSES newspaper or magazine accounts of concerts by professional vocal performers and/or reviews of their CDs, one often encounters-and is perhaps perplexed by-florid adjectival torrents replete with descriptions such as golden, silvery,...
Hesitant to Refer
When we hear something "off" in our students' voices, reliable resources are available to help us know when the singers should be referred to an otolaryngologist. For instance, voice teacher and speech-language pathologist Deirdre Michaels specifically...
How to Create the Best Audition Binder
Singers are dependent in auditions on the excellence and preparedness of collaborative pianists. These pianists, one hopes, have keen sight-reading skills, vast knowledge of the operatic and song repertoires, and lots of experience at partnering auditions...
In Praise of Gifted ^Strike-Through Teachers^ Students
LIKE MOST OF YOU, I am a great fan of master classes. It matters not if a major association or a local SNATS chapter sponsors the event; there always can be something to learn. We've all witnessed what I call the "master class miracle." The soprano sings...
Music Review: "Gluck, das Ist Mir Verblieb," Aus der Oper, "Die Tote Stadt," Op. 12
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang (18971957). Marietta's Lied, "Gluck, das ist mir verblieb," aus der Oper, Die tote Stadt, op. 12. For soprano (original key) or mezzo soprano (transposed version), two violins, viola, violoncello, and piano. Edition Schott.Since...
Music Review: "MacCunn, Hamish (1868-1916.) Complete Songs for Solo Voice and Piano. Part 1: Individual Songs; Part 2: Songs from Collections," Edited by Jennifer Oates
MacCunn, Hamish (1868-1916.) Complete Songs for Solo Voice and Piano. Part 1: Individual Songs', Part 2: Songs from Collections. Jennifer Oates, editor. A-R Editions, Inc., 2016.Last year (2016) marked the centenary of the death of the Scottish composer...
Our Association: Happy Together
Remember the rock group, The Association? The seven guys of "Cherish" (1967) and "Never My Love" (1968) fame? The Grammy-nominated singing group celebrates its 50th anniversary this year performing as part of a national "Happy Together" tour this summer.Another...
Provenance-The Art of Performance: Song Interpretation
prov-e-nance (pröv'a-nans) n. Place of origin, source. [Lat. Provenire, to originate.]["Provenance" continues with the first of a two-part installment of Richard De Young's final booklet in his Repeated Notes series. Gleaned from a number of lectures...
Recent Research in Singing
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF RECENT RESEARCH in singing is a brief sampling of articles, theses, and dissertations recently published. It is by no means comprehensive and reflects only a small fraction of the available documents.If you have published recent...
The FlemIngo Stance on Marking
We offer here the first of what we hope will be a series of joint essays dealing with combined views on singing technique by one person who lives on stage, one who lives in the studio, and one who lives in the laboratory. Each of us overlaps a bit with...
The Listener's Gallery: Jos Milton and Melinda Coffey Armstead - "Southerly: Art Songs of the American South"
Southerly: Art Songs of the American South. Jos Milton, tenor; Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano. (Albany TROY 1622; 50:33)James Sclater: Beyond the Rainbow. ''Anticipation," "For Bill Chickaway," "Miss Emma," "The First Amendment," "Nancy Hargrove," "Quiet."...
The Listener's Gallery: Rachel Joselson, Rene Lecuona, Scott Conklin and Hannah Holman - "Songs of the Holocaust"
Songs of the Holocaust. Rachel Joselson, soprano; Rêne Lecuona, piano; Scott Conklin, violin; Hannah Holman, cello. (Albany TR0Y1627; 75:15)Adolf Strauss: "Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd dich Wiedersehn." Viktor Ullman: Drei Jiddische Lieder. "Berjoskele,"...
The Mélodies of Félix Fourdrain
INTRODUCTIONFélix Fourdrain (1880-1923) was a French composer who garnered recognition during his lifetime for his operas. In addition to works for the stage, he wrote dozens of mélodies. Some are included in standard anthologies, but much of the oeuvre...
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