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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Tosi, Pier Francesco, approximately 1653-1732.
Other Authors: Baird, Julianne., Agricola, Johann Friedrich, 1720-1774.
Format: Electronic
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1995.
Series:Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
Online Access:Click for online access
Uniform Title:Opinioni de' cantori antichi e moderni.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Agricola's treatise
  • Introduction to the art of singing
  • Introduction of the author
  • Observations for the use of the singing teacher
  • Concerning appoggiaturas
  • Concerning trills
  • Concerning divisions
  • Concerning recitative
  • Remarks intended especially for the music student
  • Concerning arias
  • Concerning cadenzas
  • Remarks for the use of the professional singer
  • Concerning improvised variations of melodies.