In the performance of classical music, great pains are taken to retain the original practices produced by each era. A string quartet might tune their strings differently to produce an authentic Baroque sound, or a soprano might study to find a correct form of ornamentation for a Classical-era aria. As scholars' knowledge of musicology deepens, musicians have greater opportunity to improve authenticity in performance and give modem audiences a glimpse into the past. It is the intent of this culminating paper to take this idea of historical accuracy and apply it to a field in which it has been neglected: German diction.
Dr. Ted Wylie
Dr. Savanna Sokolnicki
Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier
Music, School of
Music and Performing Arts, College of
Master of Music (MM)
Chapman, Annie S., "Historical Accuracy in German Lyric Diction: A Study in Era-Appropriate Pronunciation of German in Classical Literature" (2022). Recital Papers. 25.