Defining Moments in Music And Theater

70 personalities share musical moments which have influenced their lives or continue to be remembered as extremely special experiences—whether initially as mainsprings for their own professional development or later as pivotal impulses during their career; documenting highly personal, crucial experiences of music history and to narrate them visually with a top-quality pictorial dramaturgy.

Featuring more than 400 photographs, this is the first book illuminating important landmarks in their careers and in music history that continue to influence us today.

This compelling volume also explores the practices and life stories of artists across music and theatre.

The book ‘Voice’s’ offers intimate insights into the artists’ careers and life paths. The outstanding performers share their personal experiences about working with other renowned personalities, and also allow very private insights such as playing music at home with the family, social backgrounds and sensitive issues as setbacks, fears, appreciation and how they found the key to their own voice.

This stunning book represents oral history from 1945 to the present. The interviews offer multiple access points to aesthetical and historical aspects of creating emotional spaces on stage, providing a lasting reference in this area of music history.

Artists include Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, Elīna Garanča, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Sonya Yoncheva, Antonio Pappano, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Anja Silja, Christa Ludwig, and many more.

English and German text.

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