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Caruso's Method of Voice Production: The Scientific Culture of the Voice

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He was the greatest tenor of his day and probably of all time. Trained naturally in singing Neapolitan ballads, Enrico Caruso (1873–1921) achieved a vocal quality often described as "celestial" or "golden." His breath control was such that he could deliver the longest phrase without any suggestion of difficulty, while his superb enunciation and an intense quality of pathos ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 18th 2010 by Dover Publications (first published August 1st 1981)
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Barbara
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
Sooo NOT what i had hoped for, which was concrete, scientific facts to inform my singing. Instead, this book is a love fest for Enrico Caruso (who was a marvelous tenor, but also a heavy smoker!) and all things/people Italian, with few helpful suggestions. Had the redundancies been omitted, the book's length would have been halved. Frustrating!
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Interesting but obviously dated in some ways. I would recommend it to anyone interested in vocal pedagogy and wants a different perspective.
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