The great Caruso

by Scott, Michael, 1935-

Format: Print Book 1988
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 92 CARUSO Enrico
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  92 CARUSO Enrico
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Scott's credentials as a vocal historian have been established in his monumental study The Record of Singing (Booklist 77:21 S 1 80), and here he applies that same scrupulous attention to a single singer-but hardly just any singer. In these pages Caruso lives up to his reputation as the world's greatest tenor-or perhaps even more simply the world's greatest singer-making it clear that Scott has found a subject worthy of his own investigatory talents. The book shows how the Caruso legend benefited not just from his live performances but from the new technique of sound recording. Scott thoroughly covers Caruso's professional career as a singer, both in documentary accounts of his appearances on the world's operatic stages and in the early phonograph recordings that form a valuable and still accessible part of the Caruso legacy. Personal details of the singer's private life and personality are supplied, but these more intimate facts are generally relegated to secondary status when viewed against the more abundant musical and vocal emphasis. A chronology of Caruso's appearances and a discography add to the volume's reference value. Notes, bibliography; to be indexed. JB. 782.1'092 (B) Caruso, Enrico / Singers-Biography [OCLC] 87-46107"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Important less for its new biographical details than for the balance and thoroughness of its coverage, this is a comprehensive critical account of Enrico Caruso's amazing career, from his first engagements at 22 in 1895 until his tragic death at 48 in 1921, when he was the world's most famous singer. Scott, author of the noted The Record of Singing, dispels some of the Caruso myths and adds to our understanding of his significance by explaining musical developments that influenced the singer and those that he influenced in turn. Stressing the importance of the phonograph in making Caruso's voice familiar throughout the world, Scott is particularly successful in showing the tenor's constant change and development in singing technique and style. With its complete chronology of Caruso's appearances (by Thomas G. Kaufman) and detailed discography (by John R. Bolig), this authoritative study will bring much pleasure and reference information to the legions of music lovers who still thrill to Caruso's voice. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Caruso, Enrico, -- 1873-1921.
Tenors (Singers) -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Knopf :1988
Distributed by Random House,
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Notes "A chronology of Caruso's appearances": p. 201-264.
Includes index.
Description xix, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Discography: pages 265-293.
Bibliography: pages 307-310.
ISBN 0394536819
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