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Mathilde Marchesi

Marchesi was born in Frankfurt-am-Main (now in the German state of Hesse). Her father's name was Graumann. In her adolescence her family fortunes failed, so she travelled at the age of 22 to Vienna to study voice. Thereafter she went to Paris and studied with Manuel Garcia II, who was to have the foremost influence on her. She made her debut as a singer in 1844, and had a short career in opera and recital. Her voice, however, was only adequate, so she moved to teaching in 1849. In 1852, she married Italian baritone Salvatore Marchesi, Cavaliere de Castrone (d. 1908).

It was in this field that she would become famous. She taught at conservatories in Cologne and Vienna and in 1881 opened her own school on the Rue Jouffroy in Paris, where she was to remain for most of her life. Ultimately, she was best known as the vocal teacher of a number of great singers. The most famous among them is perhaps Nellie Melba, but she also trained such illustrious singers as Emma Calve, Frances Alda, Ellen Gulbranson, Selma Kurz and Emma Eames. Marchesi died in London in 1913.

Today Marchesi is remembered not at all for her singing career. Rather, she is known first and foremost as the teacher of a surprising number of great singers, and also as the person who carried the bel canto technique into the 20th century. Her ideas are still studied, primarily by female singers, especially those with voices in the soprano range, in which Marchesi had specialized.

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Mathilde Marchesi : Elementary Progressive Exercises for the Voice - Soprano : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 073999546606 : 1458421430 : 50254660

Mathilde Marchesi : Elementary Progressive Exercises for the Voice - Soprano

Review: This book is a collection of elementary exercises of progressive difficulty. 102 exervises for the mechanism of the Soprano and Mezzo Soprano voice and 12 for the execution. It comes complete with instruction and tips on how to execute them properly.

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6483b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $6.95 | Solo Soprano Voices


Mathilde Marchesi : Elementary Progressive Vocalises - Low Voice : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 073999556100 : 0793557089 : 50255610

Mathilde Marchesi : Elementary Progressive Vocalises - Low Voice

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods". These 20 vocalises are perfect for your daily vocal practice and having been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

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6466b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $7.95 | Solo Bel Canto Singing


Mathilde Marchesi : Thirty Vocalises for High or Medium Voice : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 073999528800 : 50252880

Mathilde Marchesi : Thirty Vocalises for High or Medium Voice

Review: 30 excellent vocal exercises that will help develop, strengthen and warm up your voice. Specifically men or women with high or medium vocal ranges.

Chapters: Portamento, Sustained Legato, Diatonic Scale, Dotted Notes, Major and Minor Scales, Minor Scale, Chromatic Scale, Figures in Four Notes, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggios, Appoggiatura and Acciaccutura, Gruppetti, Syncopation, Wide Intervals, Staccato, Flautato and Sforzato, Trill

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6475b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $8.95 | Solo Vocal Warm Ups


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises - Med. Voice : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 073999643008 : 0634069527 : 50255600

Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises - Med. Voice

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods". These 20 vocalises are perfect for your daily vocal practice and having been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

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6408b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $7.95 | Solo Bel Canto Singing


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises, Op. 15 : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 029156197112  : 00-K06295

Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises, Op. 15

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods".

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4057b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $9.95 | Solo Bel Canto Singing


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises, Op. 15 : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 029156175547  : 00-K06294

Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises, Op. 15

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods".

Chapters: Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises

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4058b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $9.95 | Solo Vocalises


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-Four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 073999751390 : 50254700

Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-Four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods". 24 excellent vocal exercises that will help develop, strengthen and warm up your voice. Specifically for Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos and have been used by some of the great singers of the past 100 years.

Chapters: Swelling and diminishing upon a tone - Larghetto, Portamento - Andante e molto legato, Portamento - Sostenuto molto, Smooth, even singing - Moderato, Smooth, even singing - Larghetto, Diatonic Scale - Andantino, Diatonic Scale - Allegretto, Diatonic Scale - Moderato, Diatonic Scale with dotted notes Andantino, Quatrains - Allegro giusto, Chromatic Scale - Andante, Chromatic Scale - Andantino, Theme with variations - Andantino, Minor Scales - Andante, Repeated Notes - Andantino, Triplets - Allegretto, Arpeggios - Allegro giusto, The long and short appoggiatura - Moderato, Gruppetto and Mordente - Andantino, Syncopation - Allegro giusto, Detached and accented notes - Moderato, Large Skips - Deciso, Shake - Andantino, 1st Recapitulation - Andante, 2nd Recapitulation - Allegro

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6477b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $9.95 | Solo Soprano Voices


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Op. 2 : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 029156018547  : 00-K09169

Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-four Vocalises for Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Op. 2

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods".

Chapters: Twenty-four Vocalises

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4071b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $9.95 | Solo Vocalises


Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-four Vocalises for Soprano, Op. 3 : Vocal Warm Up Exercises :  : 029156638004  : 00-K09170

Mathilde Marchesi : Twenty-four Vocalises for Soprano, Op. 3

Review: Mathilde Marchesi was a mezzo-soprano, teacher of singing, and exponent of the bel canto technique. She was an advocate of a naturalistic style of singing: she called for a fairly instinctive method of breathing and was particularly concerned with vocal registration, calling it "the Alpha and Omega of the formation and development of the female voice, the touchstone of all singing methods".

Chapters: Twenty-four Vocalises

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4062b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises $12.95 | Solo Soprano Voices


Mathilde Marchesi : Bel Canto: A Theoretical & Practical Vocal Method : 01 Songbook :  : 9780486223155 : 06-223159

Mathilde Marchesi : Bel Canto: A Theoretical & Practical Vocal Method

Review: Bel canto (Belcanto, bel canto) (Italian, beautiful singing), an Italian musical term, refers to the art and science of vocal technique which originated in Italy during the late sixteenth century and reached its pinnacle in the early part of the nineteenth century during the Bel Canto opera era. Bel canto singing characteristically focuses on perfect evenness throughout the voice, skillful legato, a light upper register, tremendous agility and flexibility, and a certain lyric, "sweet" timbre. This volume embodies Madame Marchesi's "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her great pupils. An introductory text discusses breathing, attack, registers and similar matters, while the remainder of the book contains many exercises and vocalises that teach voice management and projection. Marchesi's book is today even more important than when it first appeared, for it offers the basis for a construction of the bel canto training system. At the time the book appeared, the bel canto system had gone out of fashion in favor of more modern schools that seemed to offer more rapid maturation, voice volume, and dramatics. Today, a more realistic reevaluation has revealed that the bel canto system gave the singer much longer performing life, a more pleasing voice, and far greater musical ability. As Phillip Miller states in his introduction, "a solidity, a sure technical mastery, an even scale with no register break... strong, even and secure trills, their coloratura masterly." In addition, the resurgence of interest in early 19th century opera renders a work like Marchesi's indispensable to the modern singer.

Chapters: Part One: Elementary and Progressive Exercixes for the Development of the Voice, Chromatic Slur, Diatonic Slur, Portamento, Scales, Exercises for blending the Registers, Exercises on two notes, Exercises on three notes, Exercises on four notes, Exercises on six notes, Exercises on eight notes, Chromatic Scale, Minor Scales, Exercises for Flexibility, Varied Scales, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggi, Messa di Voce (Swelled Sounds), Apoggiatura - Acciaccatura (Crushed Note) - Mordente, The Turn, The Shake (Trill), Shakes by Thirds, Part Two: Development of the Exercises in the Form of Vocalises, Attack, Portamento, Sostenuto, Diatonic Scale, Dotted Diatonic Scale, Minor Scale, Major and MInor Scales alternating, Chromatic Scale, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Areggi, Appoggiatura and Acciaccatura (Grace Notes), Mordente and Turns, Syncopation, Long Intervals, Staccato, Mezzo Staccato, and Accented Notes, Shakes

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6480b | Songbook $12.95 | Solo Bel Canto Singing


Mathilde Marchesi : The Marchesi Vocal Method : 01 Songbook :  : 073999608502 : 1423438736 : 50260850

Mathilde Marchesi : The Marchesi Vocal Method

Review: This very complete guide to Marchesi's style of vocal training has everything from a written guide for students, to a wealth of different exercises, each with instructions on vowel use and mouth placement. This method has been in use now for almost 100 years and has been of great use to singers of all styles. A tried a true means to get the most out of your voice.

Chapters: Practical Guide for Students, Exercises for Blending the Registers, Chromatic Scale, Minor Scales, Exercises for Flexibility, Varied Scales, Repeated Notes, Triplets, Arpeggi, Messa de Voce (Swelled Tones), The Appoggiature, The Turn, The Trill, Trills Separated by a Third, Development of the Exercises in the Form of Vocalises

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6478b | Songbook $15.95 | Solo Opera Singers

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