This advanced guide discusses different styles of singing and how to grasp the language in performance. The German singing translation has been provided by John Bernhoff. Lyrics are therefore presented in Italian and German, and the all commentaries and notes are provided in English, French and German.
The accompanying CD contains recordings of the examples presented in this book.
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