Gateway to Italian Diction
A Guide for Singers. Edited by John Glenn Paton. Masterworks; Vocal Collection. Gateway Series. Play along. Book & CD. 120 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17613).
Item Number: AP.17613
ISBN 0739035894. Play along.
As part of a series of coordinated diction manuals and anthologies, this book helps students to move beyond diction to clear understanding and authentic style. Thomas Hampson says the series, "not only achieves an excellent study of the tools for proper translation and diction, it goes much deeper and more importantly to the teaching of musical and poetic expression from the inner side of the language." Every Italian example word or phrase is translated into English and is also spoken perfectly on the included CD by linguist and native Italian Dr. Anna Siragusa.