Event Title

The Garcia Family and Their Effect on History

Accompanist

Lannia Broñola-Dickert, piano

Faculty Mentor

Kristen Wunderlich, D.M.A.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Department of Music

Location

Barnes Recital Hall

Start Date

20-4-2018 1:22 PM

Description

Patricia Adkins Chiti is a very accomplished mezzo-soprano and musicologist. She put together a series of pieces composed by Manuel Garcia, Maria Malibran, and Pauline Viardot. This group of composers is unique for several reasons. In this presentation, I will go into detail about what makes them so unique, as well as why they are very important and pivotal figures in music history. Most singers who are classically trained have heard the name Manuel García. He was a famous voice teacher and vocal pedagogue who was one of the first to discover the science behind the voice as an instrument. In this presentation, however, I will talk more about the famous pedagogue's father, who was more of a composer and singer than his son was. Manuel Garcia Sr. was born in Seville, Spain. He would eventually become a well-known and very talented tenor, composer, and conductor. Garcia Sr. became the father of several musically talented children. Among them were Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot. The compositions of the Garcia family were heavily influenced by the belcanto era. This was likely because of all three composers' involvement in the operas of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, who were the three main belcanto composers. The Garcia family moved quite frequently, and because of this, the children were fluent in several languages, including Spanish, French, and Italian. This particular topic for the presentation was picked because I am performing my senior recital in April with pieces from the Garcia composers. I will also have a belcanto set with one piece by each belcanto composer mentioned earlier. It is very interesting to see how the history of the composers and the music all tie together.

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Apr 20th, 1:22 PM

The Garcia Family and Their Effect on History

Barnes Recital Hall

Patricia Adkins Chiti is a very accomplished mezzo-soprano and musicologist. She put together a series of pieces composed by Manuel Garcia, Maria Malibran, and Pauline Viardot. This group of composers is unique for several reasons. In this presentation, I will go into detail about what makes them so unique, as well as why they are very important and pivotal figures in music history. Most singers who are classically trained have heard the name Manuel García. He was a famous voice teacher and vocal pedagogue who was one of the first to discover the science behind the voice as an instrument. In this presentation, however, I will talk more about the famous pedagogue's father, who was more of a composer and singer than his son was. Manuel Garcia Sr. was born in Seville, Spain. He would eventually become a well-known and very talented tenor, composer, and conductor. Garcia Sr. became the father of several musically talented children. Among them were Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot. The compositions of the Garcia family were heavily influenced by the belcanto era. This was likely because of all three composers' involvement in the operas of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, who were the three main belcanto composers. The Garcia family moved quite frequently, and because of this, the children were fluent in several languages, including Spanish, French, and Italian. This particular topic for the presentation was picked because I am performing my senior recital in April with pieces from the Garcia composers. I will also have a belcanto set with one piece by each belcanto composer mentioned earlier. It is very interesting to see how the history of the composers and the music all tie together.