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Author Fradkin, Robert A., 1951-

Title The well-tempered announcer : a pronunciation guide to classical music / Robert A. Fradkin.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1996.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank Reference  780.14 FRAD    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank Reference  780.14 Fra /0001 acn:92172    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A Tribute to WFOS-FM xi -- Overture -- Why This Guide? xiii -- Old "Native vs. Anglicized" Controversy xiv -- Caveat Dictor xv -- Structure of the Book xvi -- Limitations xviii -- Movement 1. Transcription and other Basics 1 -- Transcription Conventions 1 -- Sound Symbols 5 -- How to Read the Lists 12 -- What's in a Name? 15 -- Movement 2. Alphabetical List 21 -- Movement 3. List by Language 112 -- Armenian 112 -- Bulgarian 112 -- Chinese 113 -- Czech and the Hacek Languages (Slovak, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Lithuanian, Latvian) 113 -- Dutch and Flemish 116 -- English 119 -- Finnish and Estonian 128 -- French 128 -- German 137 -- Greek 148 -- Hungarian 149 -- Italian 151 -- Japanese 161 -- Korean 161 -- Latin 161 -- Polish 162 -- Portuguese 164 -- Romanian 165 -- Russian and Ukrainian 165 -- Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) 168 -- Spanish 169 -- Five Interludes for Tongue and Larynx 173 -- Interlude 1. Voicing Principle 173 -- Interlude 2. Consonants on Paper and in the Mouth 175 -- Interlude 3. Vowels in "General European" vs. English 184 -- Interlude 4. Stress Management 187 -- Interlude 5. Hints on Reading Key Signatures 189 -- Movement 4. Letter and Sound in the Languages of Europe and East Asia 191 -- General Remark on Accent Marks and Diacritics 191 -- Romance Languages 192 -- Germanic Languages 205 -- Slavic and Baltic Languages 217 -- Finno-Ugric and Other European Languages 230 -- Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian 230 -- From the Ends of Europe 232 -- East Asian Languages 233 -- Coda 236 -- Diacritic Review 236 -- Letter-to-Sound Review 238 -- Sound-to-Letter Review 239 -- Finale. Annotated Bibliography 241 -- I. Names but no phonetics 241 -- II. Names and phonetics 244 -- III. General Transcription, Phonetics for Singers, etc. 250.
Summary Radio announcers have very few resources for learning to pronounce foreign words and names associated with classical music. In this innovative guide, Robert A. Fradkin provides the pronunciation of over 2,000 personal names (identified as composers, conductors, and/or performers), titles of works, and musical terms, including tempo and dynamics indications, genres, and dance forms. Fradkin explains the principles of pronunciation of about two dozen languages and provides clues for identifying the language of a strange word and making an educated guess at its pronunciation. He uses a variety of reader-friendly symbols and look-alikes to convey the sounds. The Well-Tempered Announcer is the ideal text for radio and television classes and the ultimate aid in the broadcasting booth.
Subject Music -- Terminology -- Pronunciation.
Names, Personal -- Pronunciation.
ISBN 025321064X (paperback: alk. paper)