A History of Singing

A History of Singing

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Dr John Potter, Neil Sorrell
Cambridge University Press, 2012-02-09
EAN 9780521817059, ISBN10: 0521817056

Hardcover, 358 pages, 23 x 22.8 x 15.4 cm

'A fascinating book … the authors are good at suggesting the social and political factors that influenced how singing evolved. And they vividly evoke those seminal moments when Western art-singing changed for ever.' Richard Morrison, The Times

'Fascinating … Potter and Sorrell are imaginative and acute with sometimes fugitive evidence.' The Guardian

'[Adopts] an attractive narrative style.' Opera

'This isn't just a good book for anyone interested in vocal music: it is an essential one.' Literary Review

'… it quickly becomes clear that the joint authors share an engaging prose style …' Gramophone Magazine

'Compulsive reading for anyone who wants to see and appreciate singing on a world stage.' Methodist Recorder

'The book is an impressive achievement … fascinating fragments of knowledge are dispensed.' Classical Guitar

'… there is something to fascinate in every paragraph …' BBC Music Magazine

'Considering a vast scope of subject matter that is difficult to cover in a single volume, this book provides important historical perspectives on many aspects of singing.' Choice