TITLE

Wagnerian Singers and their Styles: A Historical Retrospect

AUTHOR(S)
Gate, Richard
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Classical Recordings Quarterly;Autumn2013, Issue 74, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the style of singers performing the works composed by 19th century composer Richard Wagner. Wagner reportedly maintained that singers' prime responsibility is to be actors. Lilli Lehmann, Marianne Brandt and Hermann Winkelmann are the singers who sang in the first Bayreuth performances of Wagner's operas. Their singing is said to be in the bel canto tradition. The Bayreuth bark style is noticed in tenor Ernest van Dyck and baritone Karl Scheidemantel.
ACCESSION #
91511338

 

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