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Subject: Alfred Piccaver (was Re: What makes a satisfying singer)
From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Max D. Winter
Date:Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:40:36 -0500
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I want to put in a word for a great tenor who is rarely mentioned on this List: Alfred Piccaver 
(1884-1958).  He was born in England and raised in America, but sang mostly in Vienna, 
where he was a big star.  He had superb legato and a good range and was capable of 
exquisite soft singing in the upper register.  (His quiet ending to "Celeste Aida" is one of the 
best on records.)  He also sang a huge repertoire.

Here is Piccaver singing Tosti's "Ideale:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6xSLPFh1OI

Check out some of his other recordings on youtube.  Piccaver was a great singer and too 
seldom mentioned in discussions of great tenors.

MDW
 

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