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RICHARD BETHELL VIDEO

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Section 1. Introduction and Rationale. The historically uninformed classical singing voice has remained unreformed for over a century now. The 'one-size-fits-all' voice urgently requires reform.
 

Section 2. Vocal vibrato in the renaissance, baroque, Early Classical and Early Romantic Periods.
 

Section 3. The growth of vibrato singing through the 19th century. A forgotten controversy.
 

Section 4. 20th Century. Lessons from pop and jazz singers.
 

Section 5.  21st Century. Singing Handel. NEMA Survey and Peyee Chen Experiment. Which type of vocal sound do listeners prefer to hear?
 

Section 6.  Where do we go from here in order to hear non-vibrato singing, which was the norm pre 1840? First, we need more pop to classical crossover. Then, do 3 specific things: [1] Lay on an annual Handel singing competition for amateurs, [2]  Offer special courses in early music singing at universities and conservatoires, [3] Organise a historically performed performance and recording of a Rossini opera.