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Author Lanzrein, Valentin, author.

Title The singer's guide to German diction / Valentin Lanzrein and Richard Cross.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    783.043 LAN    Available
Description xv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I : Fundamentals -- Introduction -- Word structure -- Part II : Vowels -- Introduction to vowels -- Monophthongs I : Tongue vowels -- Monophthongs II : Lip vowels -- Monophthongs III : Mixed vowels -- Diphthongs -- Part III : Consonants -- Introduction to consonants -- Fricatives -- Plosives -- Nasals -- Lateral and trills -- Affricates -- Part IV : Advanced diction problems -- Exceptions, vagaries, and problem words -- Sounds from foreign loanwords -- German Latin -- Appendix. Alphabetical index of German spellings ; List of difficult words, names, and exceptions.
Summary The Singer's Guide to German Diction is the essential foundation for a complete course in German diction for singers, vocal coaches, choral conductors, and anyone wishing to learn the proper pronunciation of High German. Written by Valentin Lanzrein and Richard Cross, who each have years of experience on stage, in the voice studio, and in the diction classroom, it provides an all-encompassing and versatile reference for the rules of German diction and their exceptions. Featuring an easily navigable format that uses tables and charts to support a visual understanding of the text, this guide allows the reader to find information on diction rules and quick help with the formation of each sound. It also places an emphasis on exceptions to the rules, which are crucial in learning the proper pronunciation of any language. Exceptions are not only provided with the diction rules, but are also gathered in a specific section for ease of reference. A glossary of difficult words, names, and exceptions is provided in the appendix, along with a section on Latin pronounced in the German manner. Extensive pronunciation exercises, as well as IPA transcription worksheets and short examples from the vocal literature, are used for practical application of the diction rules, and feature musical exercises drawn from art song, opera, and oratorio. The book's companion website supplements these musical exercises with high-quality audio clips recorded by leading professional singers, providing an invaluable resource for independent study. [Publisher description]
Subject Singing -- Diction.
German language -- Pronunciation.
Added Author Cross, Richard, 1935- author.
ISBN 9780190238407 hardcover
0190238402 hardcover
9780190238414 paperback
0190238410 paperback
Standard No. 99978574587

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