Bel canto by way of the Netherlands (or Musica Transbelgio), part 1

Last year I had the distinct pleasure of reading Daniela Bloem Hubatka's book "The Old Italian School of Singing," I know that I quote her book quite a bit on this blog, but I wanted to share with my English readers the transcript of a radio interview that she did in the Netherlands. Since reading [...]

Blanche Arral on ‘Forward Production’

"The modern voice induces and applies resonance by means of a forward production independent of the pitch of the note to obtain a predetermined ideal resonance not naturally appropriate to the note.  Certain exercises stimulate supposed places of resonance, thereby working on the effect and not the cause of sound production, in other words putting [...]