Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Pedagogical and performance approach to selected bel canto songs and arias of Bellini and Donizetti
by Zarate Ramirez, Florentino, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 41; 1521608
Abstract (Summary)

This project report discusses how young tenors can use vocal exercises by Giuseppe Concone (1801-1861) as a means to develop technique and a sense of the bel canto style for the songs and arias of Bellini and Donizetti. This approach compares similar musical passages between the exercises and songs and includes specific exercises needed to address various technical aspects of the songs and arias. Apart from the Concone exercises, there is an attempt to extract some of the musical passages from the songs and arias to use themselves as vocal exercises. The selected songs of Bellini considered here are "Ma rendi pur contento," and "Malinconia, Ninfa gentile," and the aria is "É serbata a questo acciaro" from I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Those of Donizetti under consideration are "Amore e morte" and "Il Barcaiolo," and the aria is "Una furtiva lagrima," from L'elisir d'amore.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Anglin, David
Commitee: Anglin, David, Rundus, Katharin, Talberg, Jonathan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 1521608
ISBN: 978-1-267-79037-8
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