A Performer's Guide to Language and Song

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Chloe Agostino (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: "This project centers around the development and final performance of my Senior Recital that took place on December 1 , 2018. For my Senior Recital I performed art songs and arias encompassing a wide array of styles and time periods. While my Senior Recital culminated into a one-hour long performance , it was developed through many hours of research , preparation and practice. For my recital I sang in a number of different languages , various styles and written by many composers. My program consisted of ""Der Musensohn , € ""Schäfers Klagelied , € and ""Rastlose Liebe€ all by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) , ""What Would Missus Herring Say?€ from Benjamin Britten's (1913-1976) Albert Herring , ""Faites-lui mes aveux€ from Charles Gounod's (1818-1893) Faust , ""Pourquoi? , € ""Le Sourire , € and ""La Fiancee Perdue€ from Oliver Messian's (1908-1992) song cycle Trois Melodies , ""Pensa alla patria€ from Giachino Rossini's (1792-1868) L'Italiana in Algeri , ""Chanson espagnole , € ""Chanson française , € ""Chanson hebraïque , € and ""Chanson italienne€ from Maurice Ravel's (1875-1937) song cycle Chants populaires , ""What a movie!€ from Leonard Bernstein's (1918-1990) Trouble in Tahiti , ""Who Am I?€ from Bernstein's Peter Pan , ""A Little Bit in Love€ from Bernstein's Wonderful Town , and ""Some Other Time€ from Bernstein's On the Town. In total , the languages I studied and performed included German , English , French , Hebrew , Italian and Spanish. When learning all of these pieces it was necessary to study not only how to pronounce each language in order to accurately sing it , but also the meaning behind the text. For vocal music , the text or poetry is as important as the music , and it is necessary to understand the poet's motivation and meaning behind what they've written. This written project will explain the process and references I used when preparing my Senior Recital."

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Language: English
Date: 2019
music, voice, recital

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