Vocalise


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Vocalise

 

a work written to be sung without words, based on a vowel sound. (See.) Vocalises are usually etudes or exercises for developing vocal technique (vocalises by G. Concone, H. Panofka, M. I. Glinka, A. E. Varlamov, and others). Pieces for concert performance are also occasionally written as vocalises (Rachmaninoff s Vocalise, Ravel’s ” Vocalise en forme d’habanera,” and Gliàre’s concerto for voice and orchestra).

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The volume is divided up into "Vocalises and Exercises of High Difficulty (Intro duction and Daily Warmups)" (Mozart, Porpora, Schubert, Crescentini), "Selected Arias of High Difficulty" (Caccini, Cavalli, Hasse, Galuppi, Cherubini, Cimarosa,Vinci), and "Selected Twentieth-Century Vocalises" (Ravel, Hahn, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Zandonai).
What's more, it's cheaper and includes not only the Vocalise, as the Telarc also does, but the Intermezzo and Dance from Aleko.
"A sound locked at triple forte is not healthy or expressive," they write, and the text presents vocalises that encourage both loud and soft singing.
In Rachmaninov's Vocalise, one marveled at the ease with which she essayed the song's lyric import, all expressed in luminous arching lines.
James said: "There was a terrible stage direction that said: 'Through some act of defiance, even though he's being tortured, he refuses to vocalise it and scream.' And I just thought that was bulls**t.
In addition, she plays two pieces by Gabriel Faure, "Apres un reve" and "Sicilienne," Glazunov's "Chant du menestrel," Rachmaninov's popular "Vocalise," Respighi's "Adagio con variazioni," Tchaikovsky's "Nocturne," and Bruch's "Ave Maria." But the delight may be the more unfamiliar but achingly tender "Twilight Elegy" by Korean composer Yun Joon Kim, reorchestrated for cello by Roxanna Panufnik.
Yet in those now far distant days I never had envisioned a situation where so many works would be about dancing and nothing but dancing - songs without words at best, vocalise a capella exercises at worst.
The vocalise and repertory examples (taken from the standard literature by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini) can be used in many instances straight from the book.
Singing Rachmaninoff's Vocalise is tough enough but Korean diva Sumi Jo added one more by Ravel (inspired by the 'Habanera') in her Meralco Theater recital Feb.
Bydd y drwmpedwraig Alison Balsom yn perfformio fersiwn arbennig o'r Vocalise gan Rachmaninov a bydd cfr Serendipity yn ymuno e Shen i ganu dwy gen o'r opera 'Carmen'.
Rachmaninov's orchestral arrangement of his song for soprano and piano, Vocalise, unfolded its languid melancholy through beautifully burnished string playing; a well chosen preface to his Piano Concerto No.