Among America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett's life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City childhood through his first chart-topping hits, from liberating a concentration camp to his civil rights struggles, from his devastating personal and career battles and addiction in the 1970's to his stunning comeback and emergence as a musical statesman, America's troubadour, role model and mentor, and unmatched interpreter of the American songbook.
- Takes a candid, unvarnished look at the amazing life of one of America's most enduring musical icons
- Based on dozens of author interviews with Bennett's family members, ?agents, musicians, composers and managers, and experts on the last fifty years of popular music
- Filled with stories involving leading figures and entertainers of the twentieth-century, including Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fiorello LaGuardia, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Billie Holliday, and more
Whether you've been a Tony Bennett fan for decades or are just discovering him, this book will deepen your understanding of this hugely gifted entertainer and his music.
Published 50 years after the last major treatment of American art song, the first edition of the three-volume American Art Song and American Poetry was the first work to fully consider the musical settings of American poetry. Ruth Friedberg's monumental study was undertaken as a partial remedy to examine American song, from Edward Macdowell up through 1980. In the first edition, Friedberg focused on the interrelationship between the composer and the poet and the ways in which this influenced the completed song. Pieces selected for inclusion had the dual function of recognizing the importance of contributions to the performing literature as well as illuminating phases of America's cultural past. In this second edition, now published in a convenient, one-volume format, Ruth Friedberg and Robin Fisher have updated the entries on composers and poets from the first edition and added new individuals to both categories. New composers appearing in this volume include Florence Price, Lee Hoiby, Emma Lou Diemer, Helen Greenberg, Flicka Rahn, Libby Larsen, John Musto, Lori Laitman, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Jake Heggie. Poets now receiving their first treatment are Ezra Pound, Emma Lazarus, Dorothy Diemer Hendry, Dorothy Parker, Willa Cather, Louise Bogan, and William Carlos Williams. As before, musical examples are liberally employed to illustrate specific approaches to poetic text-setting and are much more visually accessible due to present-day digital technology. The new edition of American Art Song and American Poetry will be a valuable addition to the collections of scholars, performers, and libraries. It is an ideal reference work for students and faculty of voice in undergraduate and graduate courses in American music as well as literature scholars interested in the interdisciplinary approaches. Singers and teachers of singing will find in this new edition a vast array of carefully selected program material for the studio and the recital hall, along with carefully researched background material to enable effective performance. Users will find the volume's extensive bibliography and general index extremely helpful.
American Singing Groups: A History 1940 to Today is the definitive history of pop vocal groups, encompassing the doo-wop of Dion & the Belmonts, the Motown hits of the Supremes, the surf sound of the Beach Boys, country-rock of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the slick pop sounds of 'N Sync. Each entry details the group's career, key members, and its influences. With extensive discographies and rare photos, this one-of-a-kind entertaining reference is filled with musical facts that will fascinate fans and collectors. Updated and freshly revised, American Singing Groups also chronicles the revival of the pop groups in the nineties and the new millennium. This is an essential and comprehensive guide to an evolving and ever-popular art form. New bands in this revision include Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child and many more.
(Vocal Collection). The companion accompaniment recordings to the best-selling series in the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. Each aria is recorded by a professional coach/accompanist working in the opera world. Contents: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Acerba volutta * THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE: Augusta How can you turn away? * IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Una voce poco fa * CARMEN: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera), Pres des remparts de Seville (Seguidilla), En vain, pour eviter * CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete * LA CENERENTOLA: Non piu mesta * THE CONSUL: Lullaby * COSI FAN TUTTE: Smanie implacabili * DIDO AND AENEAS: When I am laid in earth * FAUST: Faites-lui mes aveux * LA FAVORITA: O mio Fernando * DIE FLEDERMAUS: Chacun a son gout * LA GIOCONDA: Voce di donna * LES HUGUENOTS: Nobles seigneurs, salut * L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI: Cruda sorte ... Gia so per pratica * LUCREZIA BORGIA: Il segreto per esser felici * THE MOTHER OF US ALL: We cannot retrace our steps * LE NOZZE DI FIGARO: Non so piu cosa son, Voi, che sapete * ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Che faro senza Euridice? * ROMEO ET JULIETTE: Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle * THE SAINT OF BLEECKER STREET: Ah, Michele, don't you know * SAMSON ET DALILA: Printemps qui commence, Amour viens aider ma faiblesse , Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix * IL TROVATORE: Stride la vampa * VANESSA: Must the winter come so soon? * WERTHER: Va laisse couler mes larmes
(Vocal Collection). Aria Book/Diction Coach/Accompaniment CDs combined Diction Coach includes IPA, word for word translations, and diction lessons recorded by a professional, native speaker coach. Accompaniment CDs were recorded by professional vocal coach. Contents: THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE: Dearest Mama * I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI: Oh Quate volte * LA CLEMENZA DI TITO: S'altro che lacrime * COSI FAN TUTTE: In uomini, in soldati, Una donna a quindici anni * DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL: Ach, ich liebte, war so glucklick * DIE FLEDERMAUS: Klange der heimat (Csardas) * DER FREISCHUTZ: Einst traumte meiner sel'gen Base... Trube Augen * GIULIO CESARE: Non Disperar, Piangero la sorte mia * HERODIADE: Il est doux, il es bon * HMS PINAFORE: A Simple Sailor Lowly Born * IDOMENEO: Zeffiretti lusinghieri * LOUISE: Dequis le jour * DIE LUSTIGE WITWE: Es lebt eine Vilja (Vilia) * MANON: Je suis encore, Obeissons quand leur voix appellee (Gavotte) * MANON LESCAUT: In quelle trine morbide * ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Qual vita e questa mai... Che fiero momento * PARIDE ED ELENA: Lo temei... Lo potro Ma frattanto, oh infelice * LES PECHEURS DE PERLES: Me voila seule... Comme autrefois * PRODANA NEVESTA: Och, Jaky zal ... Ten lasky sen (Marenka's Aria) * LA RONDINE: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (La Canzone di Doretta) * RUSALKA: Mesicku na nebi hlubokem (Song to the Moon) * LA SERVA PADRONA: Stizzoso, mio stizzoso * A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: I want magic * SOUR ANGELICA: Senza mamma * THAIS: Dis-moi que je suis belle * DIE TOTE STADT: Gluck, das mir verblieb (Mariettas Lied) LA TRAVIATA: Ah Forse e lui... Sempre libera * LA WALLY: Ebben?... Ne andro lontana * WERTHER: Frer Voyez ... Du gai soleil
Barbra Streisand has enjoyed worldwide artistic success for more than three decades, and her recordings are a consistent and integral part of her multifaceted professional life. As part of Greenwood's series, Companions to Celebrated Musicians, this volume explores the musical life and style of Barbra Streisand and places her in the context of American popular music of the second half of the 20th century. Attention is given to other aspects of her career as they relate to her recordings. Chapters proceed chronologically and trace Streisand's evolving musical career and her successes. Analytical sections focus on musical elements, such as instrumentation and orchestration, melody, harmony, rhythm and tone, dynamics, and form, as they examine in detail Streisand's recordings and songs.
This study of Barbra Streisand's music will appeal to American and popular music scholars and fans alike. The detailed musical analysis is written in straightforward prose. An appendix includes an album discography, song discography, and listing of other recordings and videos. An extensive bibliography serves as a guide to further research.
(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). Beautiful tells of the story of one of the 20th century's most beloved songwriters, Carole King, through 25 of the hit songs she penned for herself and others. This collection of easy piano arrangements from the musical includes 14 songs: Beautiful * I Feel the Earth Move * It's Too Late * (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman * So Far Away * Take Good Care of My Baby * You've Got a Friend * and more.
A Beginning Singer's Guide is a vocal pedagogy with four practical uses. First, it can be used as a collateral text for studio voice lessons. The teacher can conserve time by assigning relevant reading in the book instead of making lengthy expositions during the lesson. Second, it can be used as a primary text for undergraduate vocal pedagogy classes. Many schools offer a vocal pedagogy class whose enrollment includes singers and future choral conductors. A special chapter for the future choral conductor containing methods and other aids should meet the need for an all-in-one text for this class. Third, it can be used as a practical guide for new voice teachers. A special chapter containing methods for new voice teachers and studio administration will be very useful to the new teacher of voice. Fourth, the book explores subjects not usually covered in music pedagogy books, such as notes on working with a pianist, improving memory, common acting terms, subtexting, and methods for alleviating performance anxiety. These important, yet often disregarded areas, further complement a singer's talent and skill. The author does not espouse any particular "method" of singing; instead, he applies a universal, scientific approach with the firm belief that singing can be enhanced through further musical knowledge. The sequence of the book follows the natural sequence of learning to sing. The book is rounded out with line art of the vocal mechanism, musical examples, tables outlining the musculature of singing, practical forms, information for the beginning teacher, and a bibliography.