By John Potter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1998
Online Publication Date:September 2009
Subjects: Music Performance
Vocal Authority is about how singing styles develop and change, why classical singing is different from pop singing, and what singers actually mean when they sing. It takes a historical perspective, beginning with the ancient world, looking at changes in style up to the present day and why, for example, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe could sing together.