The Compozitor Publishing House • St Petersburg calls your attention to the “Vocalises for Soprano and Mezzo-soprano» by the famous Italian composer and pedagogue Giuseppe Concone (1801–1861).
Being born in Turin, Concone worked as the teacher of vocal and piano in Paris for а long time. Having returned to his native land in 1848 Concone became the organist at the court cappella in Turin. Concone is the author of the operas “Un episodo del San Michele” (“Тhe Episode From St Michael's Life”) and “Graziela”, however his numerous exercises and vocalises enjoyed the really great popularity, having become the kind of base for those, who are willing to master the bel canto style in full capacity.
Неге we adduce some of Concone's wishes and addresses to those, who just begin studying the vocalises.
“Before you begin the complicated exercises, covered with fioriture, you should comprehend, what the simple melody is. Therefore I compiled the exercises for middle voice. Their natural broad style has the double advantage. Bringing up and strengthening student's voice, the vocalises form his taste simultaneously, inculcating fine phrasing and timely breath. Those, who prefer broad singing, instead of roulades and fioriture, may discover here the both useful, progressive and pleasant exercises”.
Together with famous maestro Concone, we hope, the “teachers and lovers of vocal will accept this work graciously”, gaining really stunning successes in the art of singing.