Bel Canto Book
Score: 4
From 237 Ratings

Bel Canto

  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061738883
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

Bel Canto Summary:

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Winner of the Orange Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Bel Canto is its own universe. A marvel of a book." —Washington Post Book World New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett’s spellbinding novel about love and opera, and the unifying ways people learn to communicate across cultural barriers in times of crisis Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening—until a band of gun-wielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers. Patchett's lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance.

Hunting by Stars  A Marrow Thieves Novel  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hunting by Stars A Marrow Thieves Novel

  • Author : Cherie Dimaline
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647002473
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

Hunting by Stars A Marrow Thieves Novel Summary:

From the acclaimed author of The Marrow Thieves comes a thrilling new story about hope and survival that New York Times bestselling author Angeline Boulley called “a revelatory must-read” A 2022 American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book Years ago, when plagues and natural disasters killed millions of people, much of the world stopped dreaming. Without dreams, people are haunted, sick, mad, unable to rebuild. The government soon finds that the Indigenous people of North America have retained their dreams, an ability rumored to be housed in the very marrow of their bones. Soon, residential schools pop up—or are re-opened—across the land to bring in the dreamers and harvest their dreams. Seventeen-year-old French lost his family to these schools and has spent the years since heading north with his new found family: a group of other dreamers, who, like him, are trying to build and thrive as a community. But then French wakes up in a pitch-black room, locked in and alone for the first time in years, and he knows immediately where he is—and what it will take to escape. Meanwhile, out in the world, his found family searches for him and dodges new dangers—school Recruiters, a blood cult, even the land itself. When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go—and how many loved ones is he willing to betray—in order to survive. This engrossing, action-packed, deftly-drawn novel expands on the world of Cherie Dimaline’s award-winning The Marrow Thieves, and it will haunt readers long after they’ve turned the final page.

Bel Canto Book

Bel Canto

  • Author : Robert Toft
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199832316
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb

Bel Canto Summary:

In Bel Canto, the first ever guide to the bel canto style, author Robert Toft provides singers with the tools they need to bring scores to life in an historically informed manner.

M  thode de chant th  orique et pratique Book

M thode de chant th orique et pratique

  • Author : Mathilde Marchesi
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1970-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486223155
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

M thode de chant th orique et pratique Summary:

Renowned teacher presents the "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her own students, who included Melba and Calvé. Topics include breathing, attack, registers, voice management, and projection.

Bel Canto Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Bel Canto

  • Author : James Stark
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 0802086144
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb

Bel Canto Summary:

A history of vocal pedagogy from the beginning of the bel canto tradition of solo singing in the late 16th century and dealing extensively with such topics as the emergence of virtuoso singing, national singing styles, and the 'secrets' of bel canto.

Coffin s Overtones of Bel Canto Book

Coffin s Overtones of Bel Canto

  • Author : Berton Coffin
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 081081370X
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

Coffin s Overtones of Bel Canto Summary:

Presents in acoustic phonetics, register and musical notation, many exercises that will make the voice stronger and more musical according to the precepts of Bel Canto.

Alto Book


  • Author : Dan H. Marek
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442235892
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

Alto Summary:

Everyone is familiar with the words diva or prima donna, which have come to mean a (usually) outrageous operatic soprano, but there was a time when the star of the show was more often a contralto, or a soprano singing in today's mezzo-soprano range. This performer was referred to as an alto. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the male and female leading roles were likely to be sung by emasculated males, the alto castrati, although there were many great female altos during this period as well. The music for these fantastic artists, written by such composers as Porpora, Vinci, Hasse, and even Handel, has been largely forgotten. At the beginning of the 19th century, as the castrati died out, their roles were often assumed by female altos referred to as musici. New repertoire continued to be written for them by Rossini and others, but gradually, this musical tradition and technique was lost. Now, however, because of the talent and industry of such gifted artists as Marilyn Horne, Cecilia Bartoli, and Joyce DiDonato, and the sudden ease with which the performance of these forgotten works can be obtained, there is a resurgence of interest in the performance and preservation of this lost art. Alto: The Voice of Bel Canto examines the careers of nearly 320 great alto singers, including the great castrati, from the dawn of opera in 1597 to the present. The music of the composers who wrote for the alto voice is discussed along with musical examples and suggestions for listening. The exploration of the greatest altos’ careers and techniques offers inspiration for aspiring young singers as well as absorbing reading for the music lover who wants to know more about the fascinating world of opera.

Cross Training in the Voice Studio Book

Cross Training in the Voice Studio

  • Author : Norman Spivey
  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-18
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635500387
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

Cross Training in the Voice Studio Summary:

Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is an innovative resource for teachers and students of singing in today's evolving professional landscape. Saunders Barton and Spivey offer an inside view of their applied studios and the results of the cross-training process. As vocal performance demands continue to change, singers must adapt in order to stay competitive in the job market. The authors address this challenge and provide a practical technical approach to developing the most flexible and resilient singing voices - the essence of their philosophy of "bel canto can belto," embracing classical and vernacular styles. Key Features In-depth chapter on resonance/registration for voice buildingCross-training in the academic vs. the private studioCross-training with repertoireCoverage of multi-disciplinary training: how acting, speech, movement, and dance support studio effortStudent recordings enhance concepts within the text Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is a must-read for anyone in the singing profession seeking insight on cross-training.