A return to the past in pursuit of progress. An interview to Luca D’Annunzio, by Lic. Kevin Morawicki.
Third excerpt from Bel canto in theory and practice, a compendium on the mastery of the art of singing by tenor Miguel Barrosa published in 1951.
The eminent Lilli Lehmann published in 1902 her singing treatise Meine Gesangskunst. In 1914 she wrote the prefaced for the revised edition and seized the opportunity to draw attention to the importance of technique.
In another chapter of Mysteries of the human voice, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi writes about proper breathing in singing, addressing its physiological, technical and artistic aspects.
Interview with Geraldine Farrar (1882 – 1967), an American soprano who reigned at the Metropolitan Opera of New York during 16 seasons, beginning in 1906, after developing the first part of her career in Europe.
Harriette Brower, known for her interviews with great musicians such as Paderewski, Busoni and von Bülow, dedicated the first interview of her book Vocal Mastery to the legendary Enrico Caruso.
Spanish tenor Francisco Viñas, who focused particularly on Wagnerian repertoire, published his book The art of singing: historical facts, advice and precepts for educating the voice in 1932.