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The grand tradition; seventy years of singing on record

Author: J B Steane
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's Sons [1974]
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Genre/Form: History
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Steane, J.B.
Grand tradition.
New York, C. Scribner's Sons [1974]
(OCoLC)610470228
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J B Steane
ISBN: 0684136341 9780684136349
OCLC Number: 996289
Description: xii, 628 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 : The golden legend : pre-electrical recording, 1900-1925 --
The old order : nineteenth-century echoes. Adelina Patti ; Francesco Tamagno ; Lilli Lehmann --
The Golden Age : five great singers. Nellie Melba ; Ernestine Schumann-Heink ; Fernando de Lucia ; Mattia Battistini ; Pol Plançon --
New times, new gods : the changing opera. Enrico Caruso ; Titta Ruffo --
Good deeds in a naughty world : lyricism resistant. Lucrezia Bori ; Alma Gluck ; John McCormack ; Alessandro Bonci ; Giuseppe de Luca --
Coloratura: the soprano as virtuoso. Marcella Sembrich ; Luisa Tetrazzini ; Amelita Galli-Curci ; Frieda Hempel ; Selma Kurz ; Margarethe Siems --
Approach to Wagner : questions of balance. Emmy Destinn ; Johanna Gadski ; Jacques Urlus ; Hermann Jadlowker --
Eastern Europe : a cultural exchange. Olimpia Boronat ; Antonina Neshdanova ; Dmitri Smirnoff ; Feodor Chaliapin ; Leff Sibiriakof --
France : years of plenty. Emma Calvé ; Edmond Clément ; Léon Escalaïs ; Maurice Renaud ; Marcel Journet --
America : talent and training. Emma Eames ; Geraldine Farrar : Frances Alda --
Italy : Bel canto con forza. Celestina Boninsegna ; Salomea Krusceniski ; Giuseppe Anselmi ; Riccardo Stracciari ; Pasquale Amato. Part 2 : Decline and survival : the electrical 78, 1925-1950 --
Decline : new talents and lost discipline. Lily Pons ; Aureliano Pertile --
Italy : a handful of exceptions. Toti dal Monte ; Hina Spani ; Tito Schipa ; Beniamino Gigli ; Renato Zanelli --
Around Italy : a second harvest. Lina Pagliughi ; Magda Olivero ; Giacomo Lauri-Volpi ; Mariano Stabile ; Tancredi Pasero --
Germany and Austria : keepers of the seal. Maria Ivogün ; Meta Seinemeyer ; Sigrid Onegin ; Richard Tauber ; Heinrich Schlusnus --
Lieder : more than singing. Elisabeth Schumann ; Lotte Lehmann ; Elena Gerhardt ; Karl Erb ; Herbert Janssen ; Gerhard Hüsch ; Alexander Kipnis --
Wagner : the triumph of lyricism. Frida Leider ; Lauritz Melchior ; Friedrich Schorr --
Splendid isolationists : standards in Britain and France. Florence Austral ; Eva Turner ; Claire Croiza ; Ninon Vallin --
Old worlds and new : Chicago and the elevating influence. Claudia Muzio ; Dusolina Giannini ; Conchita Supervia ; Marian Anderson ; Richard Crooks --
Metropolitan : five great singers. Rosa Ponselle ; Elisabeth Rethberg ; Giovanni Martinelli ; Lawrence Tibbett ; Ezio Pinza --
Survival : wartime and aftermath. Helen Traubel ; Maggie Teyte ; Kathleen Ferrier ; Julius Patzak ; Mark Reizen. Part 3 : Renaissance : the long-playing record, 1950-1970 --
Wagner : every note, every word. Kirsten Flagstad ; Birgit Nilsson ; Wolfgang Windgassen ; Hans Hotter ; Gottlob Frick --
Trial by Mozart : vintage soprano. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf ; Irmgard Seefried ; Lisa della Casa ; Hilde Giiden ; Ljuba Welitsch ; Sena Jurinac --
Opera at home : five great singers. Maria Callas ; Victoria de los Angeles ; Jussi Björling ; Tito Gobbi ; Boris Christoff --
Let the florid music praise : Rococo revival. Joan Sutherland ; Beverly Sills ; Anna Moffo ; Teresa Berganza ; Marilyn Horne --
America : the seal goes West. Leontyne Price ; Martina Arroyo ; Shirley Verrett ; Grace Bumbry ; Jon Vickers ; James McCracken ; Richard Tucker ; Robert Merrill --
Italy : a tale of two tableaux. Renata Tebaldi ; Mirella Freni ; Giulietta Simionato ; Fiorenza Cossotto ; Franco Corelli ; Carlo Bergonzi ; Giuseppe di Stefano ; Luciano Pavarotti --
European notes : Moscow to Madrid. Régine Crespin ; Rita Gorr ; Irene Arkhipova ; Nicolai Gedda ; Geraint Evans --
Singer and song : an exhibition of artists. Janet Baker ; Christa Ludwig ; Peter Pears ; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ; Gérard Souzay --
Ancient and modern : the singer as musician --
1971 : present and prospective. Montserrat Caballé ; Gundula Janowitz ; Placido Domingo ; Sherrill Milnes ; Nicolai Ghiaurov --
Conclusion : the grand tradition --
Appendix : Essays in comparison. From Patti to Callas ; From Gerhardt to Fischer-Dieskau.
Responsibility: [by] J.B. Steane.

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