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- n. a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
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Written in his thorny 12-tone style, it is for string quartet, piano and reciter, who intones Lord Byron's scalding assault on Napoleon in "Sprechgesang," a mixture of speech and song.
That is why Amy Wheeler, 21, met an elderly customer's request last week for a 1/32-inch drill bit by pretending to swim toward the man like a Rhine maiden and then bursting out in Sprechgesang, scaring him half to death.
There's a dubstep part to the guy, but only relating to some what-the-heck cheese and an occasional on-the-phone-patch added to his bemused Sprechgesang-style vocal, which at turns prostrates to each of Massive Attack's main players.
Sprechgesang rhymes and lines, captivating the sub-capacity audience.
DEUTSCH: Enigma ist ein internationales New-Age / Popmusik-Projekt von Musikproduzent und Komponist Michael Cretu, bei dem seine damalige Frau Sandra teilweise den Sprechgesang übernimmt.
Set to the late composer's equally abstract angular modernist score - and pierced by soprano Sprechgesang (or Sprechstimme, "spoken song") - "Ligeti Essays" (2007) is, according to Armitage, a "haiku of incidents with violent punctuations."
Sorvino, it will surprise many to learn, has a handsome tenor -- the rest of the cast range from gamely tuneless (Hilton) to doing that insidious Sprechgesang monotone familiar from any number of goth-rock acts (courtesy of grave-robber