WorldCat Identities

Singher, Martial

Overview
Works: 326 works in 572 publications in 5 languages and 5,060 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Ballets (Music)  Music  Cantatas  Excerpts  Symphonic poems 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Narrator, Commentator, Vocalist, Speaker, Lender, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Martial Singher
An interpretive guide to operatic arias : a handbook for singers, coaches, teachers, and students by Martial Singher( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias, selected for their popularity or their greatness, from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire."This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and lessons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric-with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions-French, German, Italian, Russian, and American-are represented, as are the major voice types-soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach-based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories-is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed less than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Munch conducts Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The damnation of Faust : op. 24 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roi David : a symphonic psalm in three parts by Arthur Honegger( Recording )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'enfance du Christ = The childhood of Christ ; [a sacred trilogy] op. 25 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auf dem Strom : D 943 ; Der Hirt auf dem Felsen : D 965 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baritone solo in French
The Fabulous forties at the Met by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

4 editions published in 1969 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebeslieder Walzer op. 52 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opus 70 : Martial Singher by Martial Singher( Recording )

3 editions published in 1975 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roi David King David by Arthur Honegger( Recording )

1 edition published in 1968 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An album of French songs by Martial Singher( Recording )

4 editions published between 1766 and 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
Enregistrements historiques, 1928-1948 by Darius Milhaud( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire du soldat = The soldier's tale by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'histoire du soldat, . Stravinsky, Igor
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
An interpretive guide to operatic arias : a handbook for singers, coaches, teachers, and students
Alternative Names
Martial Singher American opera singer

Martial Singher artiste lyrique

Martial Singher Frans zanger (1904-1990)

Martial Singher französischer Opernsänger und Musikpädagoge

Singer, Martial

Singer, Martial, 1904-1990

Singher, Martial 1904-1990

Singher, Martial Jean-Paul

Languages
French (57)

English (22)

German (11)

Italian (4)

Spanish (1)

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