When Valentine s Day arrives, Yusaku receives flowers from Kozue and then from Kyoko, each with its own special meaning. Kyoko's parents continue to meddle in her life, despite her protests."
A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire." This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and ons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions French, German, Italian, Russian, and American are represented, as are the major voice types soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them."
Entrepreneurial brothers Scott & Jeff Ward share their ideas, approaches & strategies to inspire and motivate you down your path to success. Presented in 52 bite-sized essays, this book is packed with nuggets of information to help budding entrepreneurs get going.
Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today. Barth s theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth s achievement as a theologian. T&T Clark International is now proud to be publishing the only complete English translation of the Church Dogmatics in paperback.
Every year Dave Johnson dresses up as Santa Claus to please his girlfriend. Dave’s a horny guy and enjoys being a horny Santa. This year Dave skips out on his girlfriend and takes up an invite to a party. However, it’s a requirement that he wear his Santa suit. What’s that old saying, be careful what you wish for. Sometimes what you see, isn’t what you get. (*previous published as part of an anthology)
Time was, many thousands of years ago, when Hebrew, in its most ancient form, did not have two or three hundred words. But since that long, long ago time, Hebrew has grown mightily, to become one of the great modern languages of the world. The story of its growth from a mere handful of words to its present rich estate is colorful and dramatic. It has never been told before. In this book, the story of the growth of the Hebrew language is written with clarity. charm and distinction.
The classical gold standard has long been a source of fascination to historians, monetary economists and policy-makers. This literature has centered on the few countries of the "core" which adhered longest and most consistently to it and misses out on the forty-odd countries which also adopted it at some stage. This book focuses on a sample of six of the latter, from Europe and Latin America, and discusses the specific problems they encountered as members of this system.