Interpretation In Song

Interpretation In Song
by Harry Plunket Greene

interpretation-in-songBook excerpt:
Interpretation is the highest branch of the singer’s art. To that end he has worked, and when he has reached it he has begun to live. The wise master, when his pupil’s wings have grown, will let him fly; he will cease to dictate and begin to collaborate. Interpretation is the highest branch, after the creative, of every art, but the singer has greater privileges than his fellows, for it is given to him to interpret to his fellow-men the great human emotions in the language of the poets ennobled by music.

This book includes chapters on technique, magnetism, atmosphere, tone colour, style, rules, singing of repetitive pauses, rubato,  the melisma, consistency, song classification, the finish of a song and other aspects of song interpretation and performance. It has been contributed by Cornell University Library with digitization sponsored by MSN for the Internet Archive where you may view or download it in various formats. The eBook has been provided here in epub and mobi format for education and research.