Florence Foster Jenkins

📒Florence Foster Jenkins ✍ Nicholas Martin

✏Book Title : Florence Foster Jenkins
✏Author : Nicholas Martin
✏Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
✏Release Date : 2016-07-12
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9781250115966
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Florence Foster Jenkins Book Summary : Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. In this full-length biography tie-in to the film, Nicholas Martin, the scriptwriter, and Jasper Rees take a deeper look at her life and times. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence adored music, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In 1909, she inherited a considerable sum of money when her father died. It was then that she began to take singing lessons, vowed to become a great soprano and met St Clair Bayfield. At seventy six, after a lifetime supporting classical music societies and giving self-financed recitals, she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall that drew Cole Porter, Gypsy Rose Lee and other luminaries to the sold-out hall. It was a night to remember. Florence felt she had triumphed, but the crowd roared with laughter. After a lifetime of singing to entertain others, she didn’t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldn’t sing a note. Florence Foster Jenkins is the book everyone will be reading after Meryl Streep brings this unintentionally funny and ultimately heartbreaking American woman to life.

📒Florence Foster Jenkins ✍ Darryl W. Bullock

✏Book Title : Florence Foster Jenkins
✏Author : Darryl W. Bullock
✏Publisher : Abrams
✏Release Date : 2016-07-12
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 9781468314090
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Florence Foster Jenkins Book Summary : "Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." —Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. In his well-researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W. Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood beside her, through every sharp note. Florence was ridiculed for her poor control of timing, pitch, and tone, and terrible pronunciation of foreign lyrics, but the sheer entertainment value of her caterwauling packed out theatres around the United States, with the 'singer' firmly convinced of her own talent, partly thanks to the devoted attention for her husband and manager St Clair Bayfield. Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything.

📒Souvenir ✍ Stephen Temperley

✏Book Title : Souvenir
✏Author : Stephen Temperley
✏Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 49
✏ISBN : 0822221578
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Souvenir Book Summary : THE STORY: For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great colorat

✏Book Title : Florence Foster Jenkins The Life of the World s Worst Opera Singer
✏Author : Darryl W. Bullock
✏Publisher : The Overlook Press
✏Release Date : 2016-07-12
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 9781468314090
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Florence Foster Jenkins The Life of the World s Worst Opera Singer Book Summary : Finally, a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins, considered the world's worst opera singer, soon to be portrayed by Meryl Streep in the forthcoming film. "Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." —Life Magazine Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. In his well-researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W. Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood beside her, through every sharp note. Florence was ridiculed for her poor control of timing, pitch, and tone, and terrible pronunciation of foreign lyrics, but the sheer entertainment value of her caterwauling packed out theatres around the United States, with the 'singer' firmly convinced of her own talent, partly thanks to the devoted attention for her husband and manager St Clair Bayfield. Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything.

📒Glorious ✍ Peter Quilter

✏Book Title : Glorious
✏Author : Peter Quilter
✏Publisher : A&C Black
✏Release Date : 2014-07-17
✏Pages : 96
✏ISBN : 9781408141892
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Glorious Book Summary : Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy. Glorious! is published to tie-in with the premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, starring Maureen Lipman. 'Never less than riveting' Scotsman 'Comically sublime' Guardian 'Delightful and often blissfully funny ... This is a cult hit if ever I saw one' Daily Telegraph 'Lunatically funny comedy ... Maureen Lipman gives a virtuoso performance, glittering, hilarious and technically breathtaking' Sunday Times

✏Book Title : The World s Worst Records Volume One
✏Author : Darryl W Bullock
✏Publisher : Bristol Green Publishing
✏Release Date : 2015-02-04
✏Pages : 260
✏ISBN : 9781482624465
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The World s Worst Records Volume One Book Summary : An affectionate look at some of the worst recordings ever made, The World’s Worst Records tells the extraordinary but true stories behind some of the most appalling audio crimes ever committed. Extensively researched, and featuring music by major stars, ‘outsider’ artists and almost forgotten singers and songwriters, read about how Elvis Presley came to record a rock ‘n’ roll version of the nursery rhyme Old Macdonald; discover the truth behind actor Peter Wyngarde’s one attempt at pop immortality; meet the beautifully bonkers Florence Foster Jenkins – possibly the most deluded singer in history; fi nd out which Paul McCartney record is most hated world over. Puzzle over why 60’s flower-power icon Donovan would record a song about the toilet habits of astronauts.

📒A History Of The Oratorio ✍ Howard E. Smither

✏Book Title : A History of the Oratorio
✏Author : Howard E. Smither
✏Publisher : UNC Press Books
✏Release Date : 2012-09-01
✏Pages : 856
✏ISBN : 9780807837788
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A History of the Oratorio Book Summary : With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era. Here, Smither surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France. Continuing the approach of the previous volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each language and geographical area by first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic theory and criticism, treats libretto and music in general, and offers detailed analyses of the librettos and music of specific oratorios (thirty-one in all) that are of special importance to the history of the genre. As a synthesis of specialized literature as well as an investigation of primary sources, this work will serve as both a springboard for further research and an essential reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others interested in the history of the oratorio. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

📒Record Supplement ✍ Gramophone Shop, inc., New York

✏Book Title : Record Supplement
✏Author : Gramophone Shop, inc., New York
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1951
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UCAL:B2946017
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Record Supplement Book Summary :

📒Record Supplement ✍ Gramophone Shop

✏Book Title : Record Supplement
✏Author : Gramophone Shop
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1946
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105011414393
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Record Supplement Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures
✏Author : Stephen Pile
✏Publisher : Faber & Faber
✏Release Date : 2012-10-04
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780571277346
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures Book Summary : Last year Stephen Pile attempted to deliver a daring blow to the success ethic that so pervades Western culture. To his dismay, The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures sold many copies and even became the Sunday Times 'Humour Book of the Year.' Nothing daunted, Stephen returns with a new selection which brings together the very best of his original classic titles - The Book of Heroic Failures and The Return of Heroic Failures. The heartwarming news that stays news is that there really is no limit to what humanity can achieve, as we move onwards and downwards to ever more immortal and breathtaking feats of incompetence. The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures lovingly chronicles the all-time heroes who have been so bad at things that they shine as beacons for future generations. It is hard not to feel boundless admiration, for example, for the fifty Mexican convicts who dug an escape tunnel out of their jail and came up in the courtroom where many of them had been sentenced. Or for the world's worst tourist, who spent three days in New York believing he was in Rome.