Karel Burian

Karel Burian

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Karel Burian (also Carl Burrian) (12 January 1870 - 25 September 1924) was a renowned Czech operatic tenor who had an active international career spanning the 1890s to the 1920s. A Heldentenor, Burian earned acclaim in Europe and America for his powerful performances of the heaviest Wagnerian roles. His voice is preserved on numerous recordings made for Path Records, the Gramophone Company, the Gramophone & Typewriter Company (and its successor HMV) and the Victor Recording Company. Born in Rous nov near Rakovn k, Burian was the older brother of operatic baritone Emil Burian and the uncle of composer Emil Franti ek Burian. Both brothers studied singing under Franz Pivoda in Prague. Inititially Burian had intended to become a lawyer and had attended Prague University for a year in pursuit of this goal. However, a professor at the university heard his voice and encouraged him to pursue an operatic career, putting him in touch with Pivoda for lessons. He later pursued further vocal studies with Felix von Kraus in Munich.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613665203X
  • 9786136652030