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- Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation by Johann Adam Hiller
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Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation by Johann Adam Hiller959
Hiller's Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation was published in Germany in 1780 and is an important manual on vocal technique and performance in the eighteenth century. Hiller was a masterful educator and was active not only as a teacher but as a critic, composer, conductor and music director. Thus, his observations served not only to raise the standards of singing in Germany, based on the Italian model, but to present complicated material, particularly ornamentation, in a manner that his peers, the middle class, could emulate. This present edition, translated with an introduction and extensive commentary by musicologist Suzanne J. Beicken, makes Hiller's treatise available for the first time in English. With its emphasis on practical aspects of ornamentation, declamation and style it will be valuable to instrumentalists as well as singers and is a significant contribution to the understanding of performance practice in the eighteenth-century.
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'In Suzanne Beicken's excellent translation Hiller comes across as eminently readable, with a dry sense of humour, and palpably eager to get his ideas across to a broad readership that includes not only the professional but also the keen amateur.' The Singer
'This is fascinating and useful reading.' Early Music
Suzanne J. Beicken is Lecturer in Historical Musicology at the University of Maryland and is also a performer, concert manager and music administrator. She is founder of the award-winning Maryland Boys Choir.
Acknowledgments; Translator's introduction and commentary; Treatise on Vocal Performance and Ornamentation: Preface; Dedication; 1. On the qualities of the human voice and its improvement; 2. On good performance and how to use the voice; 3. On good performance, with regard to text and music; 4. On good performance, with regard to ornaments; 5. On good performance, with regard to Passaggi; 6. On good performance, with regard to the various genres of vocal forms and in consideration of performing in various places; 7. On Cadenzas; 8. On arbitrary variations of the Aria; Appendix: biographical information on singers and composers mentioned by Hiller; Bibliography.