Tags » Enrico Caruso

the practical significance

“I wish to say here a word in regard to the practical significance of such nervousness. Artists who do not experience it are those who lack real genius.” 10 more words


against this practice

“Though I indulge occasionally in a cigarette, I advise all singers, particularly young singers, against this practice, which can certainly not fail to have a bad effect on the delicate lining of the throat, the vocal chords and the lungs.” 10 more words


State of the art - Deutsche Grammophon : The story/Die Geschichte by Rémy Louis

A gorgeous package giving the history of the Deutsche Grammophon classical label. It starts with the invention of the gramophone by Emile Berliner (Edison was only the first person to record sound; the system of flat discs and lateral groove recording was Berliner’s) and the evolution of the Deutsche Grammophon company. 448 more words

Lina Cavalieri - Venus on Earth

Day 232 of Colourisation Project – December 25

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Italian writer and poet, Gab­ri­ele D’Annunzio, called her “the personification of Venus on earth” and wrote that she was able “to cre­ate with her art, a rare har­mony between her phys­ical beauty and the pas­sion of her voice.” 199 more words


long years of study and preparation

“It is sad to contemplate the number of people who think they can sing and are destined by talent and temperament for operatic careers, who have been led by misguided or foolish friends and too often by overambitious and mercenary singing masters into spending time and money on their voices in the fond hope of some day astonishing the world. 69 more words


a falsetto does not

“The voice is naturally divided into three registers—the chest, medium and head. In a man’s voice of lower quality this last is known as “falsetto,” but in the case of a tenor he may use a tone which in sound is almost falsetto, but is really a mezza voce, or half voice. 23 more words