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19th-Century Music. 2012; 362101–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2012.36.2.101
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sean M. Parr A vogue for coloratura dance arias began in the 1850s. This emerging genre combined melismatic singing with two hugely popular social dance genres: the bolero and the waltz. Scholars have observed an association between these social dances and a certain euphoric feminine sensuality...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43117–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.1.17
Published: 01 July 2019
... difficult coloraturas. He traveled half the world as the False Catalani in Bäuerle s Krähwinkliade,48 and aroused everywhere indescrib- able enthusiasm. His entire twirling modus [tournüre] was gracefully feminine, he copied Catalani in all her nuances, in her coquetries, in her toilet [make-up and hair...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 423157–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.42.3.157
Published: 01 April 2019
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 42296–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.42.2.96
Published: 04 December 2018
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 41131–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.41.1.31
Published: 01 July 2017
... and modernism rather than the performances set before them. This interpretation was a consequence of orchestral performances that treated all new music as equal and equally difficult, be it Mozart, Beethoven, or Wagner. For an audience accus- tomed to hearing the coloratura vocal lines of Rossini...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 403239–256 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.40.3.239
Published: 01 March 2017
... (Boston: Northwestern University Press, 1982), xvii. 243 JULIAN JOHNSON Debussy, Song, and Art of (Dis)appearing they no longer pass through her melodious fairy mouth. The eternally grateful author. 17 Vasnier s high, agile, coloratura voice is present throughout the songs of this period, but in two quite...
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 383272–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.38.3.272
Published: 01 March 2015
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19th-Century Music. 2012; 362204–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2012.36.2.204
Published: 01 November 2012
... Cambridge Opera Journal, and he is currently working on a book that explores coloratura and female vocality in the Second Empire. Naomi Perley is a PhD student in musicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently working on her dissertation, which is tenta- tively titled Chamber Music, Cyclic Form...
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19th-Century Music. 2011; 35172–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2011.35.1.72
Published: 01 July 2011
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19th-Century Music. 2009; 33281–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2009.33.2.081
Published: 01 November 2009
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19th-Century Music. 2005; 292097–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2005.29.2.097
Published: 01 November 2005
... estate of the Romanian princess Rachel de Brancovan, Polignac had the occa- sion to hear the unforgettable, ineffable voice of the coloratura soprano, Comtesse Marie- Thérèse de Guerne. One of the outstanding musicians of the aristocracy, Mme de Guerne, née Segur, was among Fauré s favorite inter...
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19th-Century Music. 1997; 203291–297 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746866
Published: 01 April 1997
... the lack of consonance between words and music in Rossini, or about his habit of recycling music in different dramatic contexts, Johnson does not take the next logical step: to conclude that Rossini was drawing on a radi- cally different expressive language, one in which the sheer force of coloratura...
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19th-Century Music. 1991; 152132–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746368
Published: 01 October 1991
... coloratura passage gets under way, it becomes clear that the Queen has lost sight of her ostensible purpose in ad- dressing Tamino. Excessive ornamentation dis- solves her words into inaudibility and mean- inglessness; when she is done, she cadences bluntly, without apology, on an unveiled for- mula. She...
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19th-Century Music. 1990; 14175–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746678
Published: 01 July 1990
...-issueaudiences don't understand the text if it is not in their own language-as well as the unintelligibility of any text when sung-because of high notes, rapid coloratura passages, loud volume, and other such distor- tions (pp. 330-34). "Even if her words could be apprehended," he writes of Mozart's Countess...
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19th-Century Music. 1983; 713–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746545
Published: 01 July 1983
...- sical examples (from 142 recordings by 74 sing- ers) are presented in transcription. In general, I have drawn on Italian singers, and concentrated on those whose debuts took place before 1900. I have omitted all but a few examples from the spe- cialized world of the "coloratura" soprano. Vari- ants...
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19th-Century Music. 1981; 52110–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746401
Published: 01 October 1981
... Scherzo, per- formed by Debussy and the violinist Maurice Thieberg. The concert program of this performance is reprinted in Revue Musicale 77 (1926), 18. The vocal abilities of Mme Vasnier were considerable, judging from the impressive coloratura provided by De- bussy. Her vocal ability allowed Debussy to...
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19th-Century Music. 1981; 52155–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746404
Published: 01 October 1981
... extended coloratura pas- sage, and the exposed context of the twelfth and thirteenth, each taking up a whole mea- sure. (For that matter, Favre himself admitted the rarity of such intervals in his Boieldieu, vol. II, pp. 224-25.) Something might have been said about the melodic breadth attained by many-not...