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Modern Languages for Musicians

Julie Yarbrough

515 pp.

1 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193067

hardback $70.00

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Using English as her starting point the author introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet-the standard for pronunciation used by singers-and applies its symbols to the three languages essential to a study of vocal literature-German Fre nch and Italian. The book is dedicated to a simplified grammatical approach which will ultimately enable all musicians to read treatises and journals translate song texts perform with understanding and command the basic language skills of conversation.


Julie Yarbrough:

A native of Dallas, Texas, Julie Yarbrough is a magna cum laude graduate of Texas Christian University (B.M., B.M.E., M.M.). She received the Artist Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Freiburg, Germany and sang professionally in recital, oratorio, and opera in Europe, including a permanent engagement as leading lyric mezzo-soprano at Stadttheater Regensburg.