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Montserrat Caballé : casta diva

Author: Robert Pullen; Stephen Taylor
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full-length authorized biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest operatic sopranos

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Montserrat Caballé; Montserrat Caballé
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pullen; Stephen Taylor
ISBN: 1555532284 9781555532284
OCLC Number: 31206972
Notes: Originally published: London : V. Gollancz, 1994.
Description: 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : 'Del primo pianto' : to 1940 : Ancestry, birth and childhood ; 1940-1955 : Conservatorio years --
Part II : 'O dei verd' anni miei' : 1955-1959 : To Basel and beyond ; 1959-1962 : Blood, sweat and tears ; 1962-1965 : Finding fulfilment --
Part III : 'Ritorna vincitor!' : 1965-1966 : Trip to stardom ; 1967-1969 : Yankee doodle diva ; 1970-1973 : Prima donna assoluta --
Part IV : 'Croce e delizia' : 1973-1976 : Triumphs, troubles and transition ; 1976-1979 : Heavyweight contender ; 1980-1982 : Plain sailing: sudden shipwreck --
Part V : 'Zu neuen taten' : 1983-1985 : Undiscovered country ; 1985-1988 : Mercury rising ; 1988-1990 : Last of the Liceo ; 1990-1993 : Silver and diamonds --
Critical discography : Baroque and classical ; Bel canto ; Giuseppe Verdi ; Giacomo Puccini ; Verismo ; Other repertoire ; Recitals and miscellaneous.
Responsibility: Robert Pullen and Stephen Taylor.

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"Not only are Pullen and Taylor on the mark, but their critical acuity adds conviction to their conclusion that Montserrat Caballe may be the last authentic prima donna."--Stephanie von Buchau, Opera Read more...

 
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