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  1. Gluck and Monteverdi Opera Libretti
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  2. Gluck and Monteverdi Opera Libretti

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Nico Castel
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781878617767
ISBN
1878617761
Label
Leyerle
Manufacturer
Leyerle
PublicationDate
2008
Publisher
Leyerle
Studio
Leyerle
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This review can be applied to the complete catalog of Nico Castel's Opera Libretti. I happen to own most of them and have found them extremely useful as a teacher of voice and as a director of opera. The hard cover linen bindings are Smyth-Sewn, rather than glued, so you can expect a lifetime of use. They are printed on bright white paper which is easy to read. They reek of quality. Now to the content. For me, the word-for-word translations are invaluable. Mr. Castel has also provided idiomatic translations when the literal ones are a bit obtuse. This is very helpful. There are many voice teachers and singers out there that rely on IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) to teach/learn their texts. I must admit that I do not subscribe entirely to IPA as a sole source for pronunciation. In my opinion, while IPA does offer the student a groundwork for pronouncing the words, it does not offer the means to learn the correct inflection that must be mastered if one wishes to really become a... Read more
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