Encyclopedia of the Voice
Fundamental reference work with over 50 top-class authors.
Everything about the world’s oldest instrument –
The singing voice in a unique reference book
This comprehensive encyclopaedic reference work provides information about the oldest musical instrument in human history: the human voice. By approaching this phenomenon from a completely new angle and at the same time addressing all the manifestations of singing, the encyclopedia of singing voice finally closes a long existing gap in music literature.
Physiological aspects, such as anatomy of the (singing) voice and vocal training, are treated in detail as well as the different types of voices and vocal techniques. “Singing is a noble art and practice” Martin Luther already stated in his after-dinner speeches. Accordingly, questions of vocal pedagogy and the art of performance are given just as much importance as the field of church music and the various developments in choral music.
The “Lexikon der Gesangsstimme” is aimed at a wide range of readers: singers and other musicians, singing teachers, musicologists, vocal doctors, vocal therapists, speakers, media representatives and amateurs interested in singing. The lexicon covers a wide range of topics and seeks to link the current state of knowledge in various disciplines (vocal pedagogy, phoniatrics, phonetics, anatomy, vocal physiology, musicology, and historical and systematic musicology).