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Purely a Matter of Taste

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter argues that what one likes in music, and particularly in singing, is simply a matter of taste. It suggests that vocal taste is an individual matter, and there is no logic in claiming the ... More


Liederwurst

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter argues that producing Liederwurst is neither communicative nor vocally arresting, and that the potential for the communication of the poetry and the music depends upon vocal sound, not ... More


Sentiment or Sentimentality?

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter argues that there is a fine line to be drawn between true sentiment and superficial sentimentality during singing. Sensitive singers avoid the unimaginative concentration on sound solely ... More


On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This critical analysis of Barbra Streisand looks past the mainstream show-business principal to deconstruct an artist who is in fact a revolutionary figure. Streisand pioneered an intense and even ... More


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