Echols, DuRell, 1983 October 4
Scope and Contents
Diction musical coach DuRell Echols lectured on 10/4/1983 (2015-0002/RR140).
RR 140 Hale Smith introduces DuRell Echols (professionally known as E. D. Echols). Mr. Echols questioned his identification as participating in the arts--he acknowledges that his career has been on the fringe of the arts. Echols spoke of his early childhood and exposure to the arts.
- 1983 October 4
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Biographical / Historical
DuRell Echols (professionally E. D. Echols) was introduced as a diction and musical coach, whose skills also included articulation, vocal characterization, language instruction, and choral preparation. Echols moved to Munich, Germany, to study at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik after receiving his B.A. from Howard University and his M.A. in German from Columbia University. Living in Munich since 1955, studied and later provided instruction in Liede and opera interpretation, and used his experience to provide diction and musical coaching for organizations like the Munich Bach choir and well-known and award winning international singers. Music critic Abendzeitung, Opera News, and the Amsterdam News.
[from introduction of speaker on recording]
1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording) : RR 140 1 reel, 1:11:01; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
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