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Leone Magiera
Pavarotti Up Close

Preface to the First Edition by Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Author Biographical Notes
A Talent Discovered
Choosing a Teacher
My Meeting with Luciano Pavarotti
Further Studies and Competitions
His Debut at Last
The Early Years of His Career
The Final Auditions: Siciliani and Gavazzeni
At Last La Scala
The Golden Years
New Conquests
Operatic Disputes
Further Debuts
A Bitter Evening
The Concerts
The Recordings
Twenty-fifth Anniversary
The Tour of China
The Open Air Concerts
The Last Debuts
The Downward Slope
Meeting Princess Diana
Pavarotti - Man of Modena and Citizen of the World
Turning to Pop
Technical Appendixes
Basic Requirements for Vocal Study
Vocalises used by Pola and Pavarotti
Principles of Vocal Technique
Expressivity at the Service of Technique
The Importance of Medical Checks
The Audition
Vocal Style in the Epoch of Mozart
Breathing Techniques
Chamber Music
The Study of Foreign Languages
Working with the Conductor
Discography: the main opera recordings

Pavarotti Up Close is an unprecedented and affectionate portrait of the greatest tenor of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of his longtime musical coach and accompanist Leone Magiera. The secrets of the legendary voice are revealed for the first time, written by the one person who was there throughout the singer's career and witnessed it all firsthand, making Pavarotti Up Close different from any other Pavarotti biography. Magiera discusses Luciano's humble beginnings, his early years of study, his debut, his international operatic triumphs, the most successful recording career in the history of opera, the arena concerts, the star's special relationship with Princess Diana, his personal and medical struggles, and Pavarotti's status as a cultural icon recognized around the world.

Item code: 5533B | Book | $19.95 add item to cart
Opera | 224 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9
884088273354 | 8875927820 | 50486876