Vocal Authority: Singing Style and Ideology
Cambridge University Press, 2006 M11 2 - 236 pages
Vocal Authority is about how singing styles develop and change, why classical singing is different from pop singing, and what singers actually mean when they sing. It takes an historical perspective, beginning with the ancient world, looking at changes in style up to the present day and explains why, for example, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe could sing together.
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Classical ideology and the prehistory of singing I
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