Introduction to the art of singing / by Johann Friedrich Agricola ; translated and edited by Julianne C. Baird.

Agricola published Introduction to the Art of Singing in Germany, in 1757, consisting of the 1723 treatise of the Italian singing teacher and castrato, Tosi, to which Agricola added his own running commentary. The Introduction was recognized as invaluable not only for teachers and their pupils but a...

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Main Author: Tosi, Pier Francesco, approximately 1653-1732.
Other Authors: Baird, Julianne., Agricola, Johann Friedrich, 1720-1774.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
German
Italian
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1995.
Series:Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
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Online Access:Click for online access
Uniform Title:Opinioni de' cantori antichi e moderni.
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Summary:Agricola published Introduction to the Art of Singing in Germany, in 1757, consisting of the 1723 treatise of the Italian singing teacher and castrato, Tosi, to which Agricola added his own running commentary. The Introduction was recognized as invaluable not only for teachers and their pupils but also for advanced singers and professionals. This present edition, translated with introduction and annotations by the celebrated singer Julianne Baird, makes Agricola's work available in English. Tosi's work was the first basic treatise on singing; Agricola, a pupil of J.S. Bach at the court of Frederick the Great, brought Tosi's work 'up to date'. His commentaries are so extensive that the Introduction stands on its own as an important document in the history of performance practice.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 298 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-287) and index.
ISBN:9780511518300
0511518307
Language:Translation of: Anleitung zur Singkunst : aus dem italiänischen des Herrn Peter Franz Tosi / mit Erläuterungen und Zusätzen von Johann Friedrich Agricola (Berlin : G.L. Winter, 1757).