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Kathleen Books

  • Autor: Maurice Leonard
  • Editor: Nonsuch Publishing
  • Relaese Date: 01 May 2008
  • ISBN: 1845886283
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 223 pages
  • File Size: 29MB
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Description Kathleen de Maurice Leonard:

The inspirational story of Kathleen Ferrier, whose reputation as the greatest lyric contralto of the twentieth century is something rarely, if ever, disputed, is here told with compelling insight and perception by Maurice Leonard. Drawing on a variety of sources, from photographs, diaries, and private letters, to the memoirs and recollections of those who knew her best, he charts her life from her humble beginnings as a telephone operator in Blackburn, to the height of international fame as one of the world's leading concert artists.Despite having no formal musical training, Kathleen worked with all the celebrated conductors of the time, and is remembered for her performances of music by Brahms, Schubert and Mahler, as well as a handful of operatic roles before her untimely death at the age of forty-one. Enlarging considerably on many alternative biographies, this excellent account captures the warmth, humour and charm of a figure whose astonishing life and career proved to be, sadly, all too brief. Maurice Leonard is a top television producer and a distinguished biographer. He was born in Surrey, and studied drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In addition to Kathleen, he has written several titles, including a biography of the Russian soprano Oda Slobodaskya, under whom he studied singing, and that of the American screen legend in Mae West.


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