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Title: Musical Coutures:The Singer and the Song


[From the OpenUniversity.]
This is a broad ranging introductory look at performance, composition, and the cultural and ethnic context of different musical traditions.

The learning pathway starts by following a student training to sing in the classical opera tradition. The vocal production techniques, and emotional and language repertoires, are looked at through the example of the Countess’s tragic aria in Mozart's ‘Marriage of Figaro’. Continuing the exploration of Western classical music the pathway includes an introduction to German Lieder (‘songs’), which shows how Schubert set Goethe’s poems to music. The pathway takes a change in direction to explore the tradition of English folk singing through the performance of the internationally renowned exponent of the folk tradition, Norma Waterson (accompanied on the guitar by her equally well known husband, Martin Carthy).


Subject: Music

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