A Singer's Guide to the Songs of Joaqu'n Rodrigo
- Publish Date: 1999-01-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Suzanne Rhodes Draayer
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Now in Paper! An authoritative and indispensable guide to Joaqun Rodrigo's catalog of vocal works, A Singer's Guide provides word-for-word translations, idiomatic translations, and IPA transcriptions of Rodrigo's entire body of work, which encompasses eighty-seven songs. Other details given are background information, range, length and other relevant facts. Biographies of Rodrigo and his wife, Victoria Kamhi, are also included, as well as information gleaned from in-depth interviews and correspondence with Cecilia Rodrigo, the only child of Victoria and Joaqun Rodrigo. Much of this information has never before been available to the public. Rodrigo set Castilian, Catalan, German, French, Latino, and Galician poetry dating from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century to exquisite melodies and accompaniments. This book will allow for greater accessibility to Rodrigo's beautiful songs and literature.
A Singer's Guide to the Songs of Joaqun Rodrigo will acquaint you with some of the world's most beautiful vocal literature. Rodrigo is a masterful melodist, creating exquisite themes that enhance the poem and suit the singer's voice. His songs meld the old with the newsupreme lyricism, harmonic as well as nonharmonic dissonance, and a fine sense of poetic line. Treat yourself, your students, and your audiences to the profound beauty of Rodrigo's songs! Paperback edition available July 2002. Cloth edition previously published in 1999.