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Author LinkOlin, Emily.
Title LinkSinging in Russian : a guide to language and performance / Emily Olin.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Description xix, 235 p. :  music ;  24 cm. +  1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type of Material Sound recording Spoken recording Book
Gen. Note Acc. sound disc contains spoken and sung demonstrations and exercises.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227) and index.
Contents Contents: Russian alphabet -- Russian vowels -- Russian consonants -- A little bit of grammar -- Pillars of creative performance -- Difficulties and delights of singing in Russian : essays by non-Russian singers. Russian for American singers : a first-hand experience / by Peter Clark ; Singing in Russian / by Phyllis Farmer ; "I feel personal connection to the Russian repertoire" / by Mary Phillips ; The challenges and joys of singing in Russian / by Patrick Carfizzi ; "Russian music : part of my heart" / by Sasha Lazard -- Russian style in performance : essays by Russian musicians. Russian romance : pronunction, style, and interpretation / by Valery Aliev ; Some advice for singing Russian music / by Ruben P. Lisitsian ; Russian music is still undiscovered / by Vera Tariverdieva -- Russian composers and world music -- Russian opera -- Recommended Russian operatic repertoire: Arias -- Recommended Russian art song repertoire: romances -- Literary inspiration -- Appendices. Working with a dictionary ; Compilation of sung exercises.
Summary With its unique blend of eastern and western traditions of music and poetry, the world of Russian vocal music is rich in spirituality, intimacy, and passion for singers and their audience. Russian song traditions offer an ideal opportunity for self-expression and the forging of a deep connection with one’s listeners. It also presents formidable challenges to singers at every level, ranging from the complexities native to sung and spoken Russian to the intricacies of diction and interpretation that lie behind the nuanced relationship between Russian music and poetry. Founded on the underlying principle that sung language differs dramatically from spoken language, Singing in Russian offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to understanding, mastering, and performing Russian vocal music. After covering the basics of the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian grammar and diction, author Emily Olin encourages readers to take the innovative step of using the music itself to guide the singer’s pronunciation and interpretation. English sound comparisons, linguistic and musical examples, and multifaceted exercises complement textual explanations, reinforcing the techniques Olin has employed for over three decades. The addition of repertoire lists and practical recommendations further equip singers to confidently go from start to stage. Furthermore, the accompanying CD contains exercises that demonstrate and reinforce the correct sound and interpretation of everything from the alphabet to the presentation of vowels, consonants, words, and phrases [Publisher description]
Subject LinkSinging -- Diction.
LinkRussian language -- Pronunciation.
Add.Author LinkTotzke, Britni, honoree.

System Number 000660630
ISBN Link9780810881167 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0810881160 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780810881174 (ebook)
Link0810881179 (ebook)

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