Pier Francesco Tosi (18. Jh.) Anleitung zur Singkunst
Faksimile der Ausgabe Berlin 1757 (Übers. J. H. Agricola)
What Quantz did for the flute, C. P. E. Bach for the "clavier", and Leopold Mozart for the violin, Tosi did for the voice with his comprehensive vocal method.
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328 pages | 16,5 x 24,5 cm | 687 g | ISBN: 978-3-7651-0295-0 | Softbound
The Bach pupil Agricola - who became Kapellmeister at the court of King Frederick the Great after Graun’s death competently translated the work, adapted it to the vocal performance practice of the time, and furnished it with additional material to satisfy the taste prevalent in Germany back then. Tosi/Agricola’s Anleitung "is still regarded as the best book on the subject, in German, as the original in Italian", wrote the widely traveled Charles Burney in 1789.