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Subject: Re: "Celeste Aida" High Note Compilation
From: Robert Cardinalli <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Robert Cardinalli <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:20:13 +0300
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Max - I am so glad to see another aficionado of Janet Baker on this list.
She is rarely, if ever, mentioned, and yet, in my opinion, her art elevated
her to a singularly high position among post WWII singers.  

Robert Cardinalli

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From: Discussion of opera and related issues
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Max Paley
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:59 PM
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Subject: Re: "Celeste Aida" High Note Compilation

A different opinion was something I heard Janet Baker (whose piano singing I
found spectacularly beautiful) say: "To sing pianissimo you have to shout -
very softly."

Max Paley

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> On Oct 21, 2017, at 07:11, william kasimer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:07:52 -0400, daaaac <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> An extremely knowledgeable friend about all things vocal once said to 
>> me: pianissimo is not
> a dynamic; it's a color.
> 
> That reminds me of an instruction that Robert Page gave the Pittsburgh 
> Mendelssohn choir sopranos, during a rehearsal of the Verdi Requiem - 
> "Think pianissimo, but sing it mezzo- forte".
> 
> Bill
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