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Singing in Brazilian Portuguese

A Guide to Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire

Marcía Porter

Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: A Guide to Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire makes Brazilian modinhas and canções accessible to singers through an overview of the history of the language and music, brief biographies of major composers, and a sampling of selected texts transliterated into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

Singing in Brazilian Portuguese is the first resource of its kind geared toward singers, voice teachers, vocal coaches, collaborative pianists, and others who are interested in exploring, teaching, and performing this beautiful and exciting repertoire. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 352Size: 6 x 9
978-0-8108-8902-6 • Paperback • March 2017 • $55.00 • (£37.95)
978-0-8108-8903-3 • eBook • March 2027 • $54.99 • (£37.95)
Marcía D. Porter, award-winning soprano, made her New York solo recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2005 and has sung in numerous venues throughout the United States, Italy, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. She has presented numerous recitals, conducted master classes, and taught courses on Brazilian classical art song. She serves as associate professor of voice at the Florida State University College of Music.
Part One:
Introduction to the Sounds
Syllabification and Word Stress
As vogais: The Vowels
As consoantes: The Consonants
Word Linkage

Part Two:
The Italian School: Nunes Garcia and Gomes
Canções in the Nineteenth Century: The Rise of Nationalism
Heitor Villa-Lobos
The Second Generation of Nationalists
Twentieth Century and Beyond
Marcía Porter’s contribution to the performance of the art song repertoire is invaluable! This book not only opens the door for international interpreters to explore the Brazilian art song repertoire but it will also become the most important available reference for Brazilian singers and pianists. There is no longer the language barrier that kept this rich repertoire isolated from the rest of the world.
Luiz Ricardo Ballestero, Pianist and vocal coach, University of São Paulo