History of vocal teaching I: an exploration of a vocal lineage: from the 19th century to today

Kelly, J. and Meyn, N. (2010) History of vocal teaching I: an exploration of a vocal lineage: from the 19th century to today. [Video]

Abstract

A film by Janis Kelly and Norbert Meyn, available as a DVD. Discussing fundamental principles of singing passed down through the generations since the old italian masters. The film gives an account of the teaching of Franziska Martienssen-Lohmann (1887-1971), one of the most influential German singing teachers in the 20th century, and of the famous German soprano Elisabeth Grümmer (1911-1985), featuring the German coloratura soprano Jutta Vulpius (born 1927) and her pupil Carola Höhn of the Staatsoper Berlin. Following a direct lineage to great teachers in the 19th century, the Dutch baritone Johannes Messchaert (1857-1922), the German teacher Julius Stockhausen (1826-1906) and the Spanish educator Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García (1805-1906). Giving examples of exercises for beginners and advanced students. This film is suitable for classroom teaching or individual study. Playing time: 40 min. Supported by the Royal College of Music.

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