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Kathleen : the life of Kathleen Ferrier : 1912-1953

Author: Maurice Leonard
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Family background, her early life, the impact of the Second World War, and her own great gifts all contributed to the development of the person and the artist she became. Kathleen describes very clearly how it all happened, often in her own words: the ups and downs, the successes and failures that are an inevitable part of a singer's life. Her reactions are illuminating and sometimes extremely funny. Descriptions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leonard, Maurice.
Kathleen.
London : Hutchinson, 1988
(OCoLC)639625801
Named Person: Kathleen Ferrier; Kathleen Ferrier; Kathleen Ferrier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Leonard
ISBN: 0091734649 9780091734640
OCLC Number: 17259754
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 274 pages : illustrations, 1 facsimile, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf --
Preface / Winifred Ferrier --
Introduction / Maurice Leonard --
The pianist --
The singer --
The diva --
Orpheus --
Epilogue --
Discography.
Responsibility: Maurice Leonard ; foreword by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

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Family background, her early life, the impact of the Second World War, and her own great gifts all contributed to the development of the person and the artist she became. Kathleen describes very clearly how it all happened, often in her own words: the ups and downs, the successes and failures that are an inevitable part of a singer's life. Her reactions are illuminating and sometimes extremely funny. Descriptions of concerts, reproductions of press notices, and the comments of her colleagues and friends all go to make up this touching picture of a unique artist. - Preface.

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