What a find on You Tube this morning! Dutch Soprano Jomelli (1879-1932), student of Mathilde Marchesi, singing an exercise from Herman Klein’s ‘Phono – Vocal’ method.
This singing is informative on many levels. The onset, gentle vibrato, the lightness of production, delicate use of messa di voce, the sound of chiaroscuro, portamento, legato and more.
If you enjoy these recordings, I recommend listening to the Mezzo Soprano recordings of Klein’s Phono-Vocal Method which has been posted by Mr Daniel Shigo on YouTube and SoundCloud. For example,