A return to the past in pursuit of progress. An interview to Luca D’Annunzio, by Lic. Kevin Morawicki.
Eighth chapter of Maestro Panofka’s book Voices and singers, twenty-eight chapters of general considerations on the voice and the art of singing, about breathing exercises and the beginning of vocal studies.
It is a great pleasure to introduce our first series of interviews in Reflections on Vocal Art by speaking with Andrés Moreno Mengíbar, doctor in history and professor of geography and history, music critic and author of “Los García, una familia para el canto.”
There’s a new entry in our History section, dedicated to the writings of François-Joseph Fétis. In the introduction to his book Method of methods of singing, based on the principles of the most famous schools of singing of Italy and France, he details the decline of the art of singing following the disappearance of the schools that preserved ancient traditions.
In the twenty-fifth chapter of her book Singer’s pilgrimage, Blanche Marchesi expressed her considerations regarding the education of the voice in the art of singing.
At the end of the twenty-third chapter of her book Singer’s pilgrimage, Blanche Marchesi relates some other very revealing examples of the voice trial.
Lilli Lehmann published in 1902 her singing treatise Meine Gesangskunst (My art of singing) and the book’s success led to two more editions and numerous printings.
Second part of the passage where Emma Calvé describes her teaching work and the values she considers essential for young people who wish to dedicate their lives to the art of singing.
In her book My life, Emma Calvé remembers one of the musical moments that most deeply impressed her throughout her life in art: the communion between Franz Liszt and Gabrielle Krauss, one of Mathilde Marchesi’s first students during her stay in Vienna and a renowned soprano at the time.
Emma Calvé devotes several pages of her book to her teaching work and to the values she considers essential for young people who wish to dedicate their lives to the art of singing.