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🎵To understand range and tessitura, look at standard vocal repertoire by master composers, such as An Die Musik by Franz Schubert.


1. The vocal range is an octave plus a perfect forth, much more conservative than the entire possible range of a professional classical singer, which is 2-2 ½ octaves or more. Most art song fits within a vocal range of no more than an octave plus perfect fifth.
2. Schubert doesn’t use the most extreme high or extreme low notes of the singer. The notes fit into the medium low zone of a singer’s range.
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The Piano Teacher
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This year: 200th #anniversary of the #publication of #Goethe's great work of #art "#WestöstlicherDivan".#Heisenberg memorized #love-#poems from the book while working on #QuantumMechanics in #Heligoland.
#Schubert it to #music:
The #poem sung by #ElisabethSchwarzkopf is on p. 166 of the 1819 edition and reproduced below, side-by-side with the 1914 translation by #Irish critic and #poet Edward Dowden (1843-1913).The translation is close, but NOT accurate (as Dowden tries to recreate rhyme and rhythm).
Remark. The unclear phrase 'zu jemandes Herzen sprechen' was
allegedly utilized by #Heidegger in at least one letter sent to
#HannahArendt in 1925: cf.….
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Happy Birthday, Franz #Schubert! 🎉🎹🎉
Fred Rogers and Andre Watts. Solid Gold.
Horowitz. Legend isn't strong enough a term. Eleventy million eyeballs staring at him and he's giving the most intimate (and interesting) performance of this I have ever heard. #Schubert
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Ghost of Rachmaninoff plays #Rachmaninoff on a Mason and Hamlin.
Ghost of Rachmaninoff plays a #Schubert Impromptu on a Bosendorfer.
Ghost of Rachmaninoff plays #Tchaikovsky, (also) on a Bosendorfer.
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