Siegfried Goes to College: Transforming a Heldentenor into a Recital Baritone

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Title:
Siegfried Goes to College: Transforming a Heldentenor into a Recital Baritone
Author:
Zimmerman, Andrew Neil
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Typically, the art song recital is a performance event of primary importance within the university environment; however, the career Heldentenor entering academia may find that the aggressiveness of timbre and the scale of loudness he has developed to sing Wagner's heavily orchestrated, very long roles are inappropriate for the performance of most art song repertoire. If the Heldentenor possesses an appropriate pitch structure, he can adapt his technique to sing as a baritone and develop the warmth of timbre and nuance of expression appropriate to the intimate qualities of recital performance. Art song recital performance conditions and those of some Wagnerian tenor roles are described and contrasted, emphasizing the acoustical challenges and demands upon stamina that drive the Heldentenor toward specialization. The acoustics of audibility and voice type are described. A method for adapting the Heldentenor to recital baritone is presented, incorporating exercises developed from the acoustical principles examined within this document. Examples are presented of power spectra and the application of these techniques to repertoire, documenting the efficacy of the author's method in adapting the Heldentenor from the least intimate of repertoires to the most refined.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
acoustics; Heldentenor; recital; song; Voice
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hirst, Grayson

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleSiegfried Goes to College: Transforming a Heldentenor into a Recital Baritoneen_US
dc.creatorZimmerman, Andrew Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, Andrew Neilen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTypically, the art song recital is a performance event of primary importance within the university environment; however, the career Heldentenor entering academia may find that the aggressiveness of timbre and the scale of loudness he has developed to sing Wagner's heavily orchestrated, very long roles are inappropriate for the performance of most art song repertoire. If the Heldentenor possesses an appropriate pitch structure, he can adapt his technique to sing as a baritone and develop the warmth of timbre and nuance of expression appropriate to the intimate qualities of recital performance. Art song recital performance conditions and those of some Wagnerian tenor roles are described and contrasted, emphasizing the acoustical challenges and demands upon stamina that drive the Heldentenor toward specialization. The acoustics of audibility and voice type are described. A method for adapting the Heldentenor to recital baritone is presented, incorporating exercises developed from the acoustical principles examined within this document. Examples are presented of power spectra and the application of these techniques to repertoire, documenting the efficacy of the author's method in adapting the Heldentenor from the least intimate of repertoires to the most refined.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectacousticsen_US
dc.subjectHeldentenoren_US
dc.subjectrecitalen_US
dc.subjectsongen_US
dc.subjectVoiceen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHirst, Graysonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoe, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDauphinais, Kristinen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10986en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659754906en_US
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