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Title: The Well-Tempered Announcer: A Pronunciation Guide to Classical Music
Author: Robert Fradkin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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... demystifies more than 2000 names of composers, conductors and performers, titles of works and musical terms in some two dozen languages." ―Publishers Weekly
... Fradkin’s guide will save people from both error and affectation." ―Rettig on Reference
What a great idea for a book." ―Denver Post
Multifaceted and well organized... A wide range of useful tips will help attentive readers avoid common pronunciation gaffes and build on the sound advice offered... This is a book for the linguistically sensitive and musically inclined to keep handy." ―Choice
Classical announcers and musicians will welcome this guide." ―American Reference Books Annual
Is it [rick-kard] or [rih-khard] Wagner?
Radio announcers have very few resources for learning to pronounce foreign words and names associated with classical music. In this innovative guide, Robert Fradkin provides the pronunciation of over 2000 personal names, titles of works, and musical terms.
The Well-Tempered Announcer is an ideal text for radio and television classes and the ultimate aid in the broadcasting booth.