of Alfred Deller
, and the Deller Consort
. "The most visible icon of the countertenor
revival in the twentieth century was Alfred Deller
, an English singer and champion of authentic early music performance. Deller initially called himself an "alto", but his collaborator Michael Tippett recommended the archaic term "countertenor" to describe his voice. In the 1950s and 60s, his group, the Deller Consort
, was important in increasing audiences' awareness (and appreciation) of Renaissance and Baroque music. Deller was the first modern countertenor to achieve fame, and has had many prominent successors." And here in a 4 part interview "on the countertenor voice!"
posted by puny human
on May 25, 2011 -