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The Latin American Art Song: A Critical Anthology & Interpretative Guide for Singers

Edicions Trito, Barcelona, 2005. 248p.

This book, the first critical anthology and the first to offer a musicological effort that contextualizes the genre in Latin America, belongs in the library of everyone who studies, performs, or loves the art song genre. Also belongs in the library of Universities and Conservatories. To see the table of contents and the song index please click in the links.

The book begins with an introductory study that discusses the art song genre and the genre's birth and development in Latin America. The book also contains notes about the songs in the anthology and a biography of their composers. The song texts are in Spanish and Portuguese. Read a review published in the Journal of Singing.  

But, the singer will find each song in its original language, in English translation, and in Portuguese / Spanish translation. All of the original poetic texts are transcribed into International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The book also contains diction rules for Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. 

Book Reviews

“Colombian soprano and musicologist Patricia Caicedo has done both her own region and the rest of the world a great favor in researching, compiling, writing commentary for, and editing forty-eight songs by twenty-one composers representing ten countries.”  Judit Carman - Journal of Singing. Nov/Dec 2006, Complete review can be read by clicking here

“Your work is filling a whole that existed in the vocal music of Latin America, congratulations!” Nico Castel, Metropolitan Opera Diction Coach, 2006 

This book contains 48 art songs from ten Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela).

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