Analysis of the Timbre of High and Middle Voiced Male Singing Voices in Historical Recordings

  • Zoran Potočan Domžale
Keywords: Timbre analysis, singing voices, historical recordings, acoustic properties of singing voice

Abstract

In the article, the author analyses the timbre of male singers singing in Slovenian language in chosen historical recordings. Using timbre analysis of digital copies of old 78-rpm records it is possible, despite lower technical quality of the recordings, to deduce with sufficient reliability the manner of phonation of the male singers of the time and the aesthetic properties of their performance, as well as to compare it with their and our contemporaries.

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Author Biography

Zoran Potočan, Domžale

Zoran POTOČAN (zoran.potocan@siol.net) graduated at the Faculty for Architecture in Ljubljana (1994) and at the Academy for Music Ljubljana (1997, 2001). He is employed at the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana (opera solo singer) and at the Music School in Domžale (teacher for singing); he is also a PhD student at the Department for Musicology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

Published
2016-06-27
How to Cite
PotočanZ. (2016). Analysis of the Timbre of High and Middle Voiced Male Singing Voices in Historical Recordings. Musicological Annual, 52(1), 121-145. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.52.1.121-145
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