The Bjorling Sound: A Recorded Legacy

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I devoured The Björling Sound with unashamed greed and great pleasure. --F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief, Opera News His passages on Gounod's Faust and Roméo et Juliette are a masterpiece of sensitive analysis. NEWSLETTER OF THE SWEDISH JUSSI BJOERLING SOCIETY (Stefan Johansson) Remarkable new book. . . . Insightful scholarship and freshly evocative writing that will send Bjo"rling's fans back to their favourite recordings and will win the tenor many admirers. ***** (Highest ranking, and book of the month) BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE (John Allison) (Hastings's) analyses are detailed, well written, and clear. . . . _The Björling Sound: A Recorded Legacy has become a standard work, like The Callas Legacy of John Ardoin. OPERA NEDERLAND Full review at http://www.operanederland.nl/Boeken%20Bjoering.htm Comparison between recordings and live performances . . . give great insight into the reasons why particular interpretations of the same piece can vary to an enormous degree. . . . Listing the recordings by composer is a stroke of genius and means that the reader can dip in and out without losing any continuity to the progression of Björling's career. . . . Should be devoured by anyone interested in the art of singing. VOCALIMAGES Full review at http://vocalimages.com/?page_id=1097 An impressive documentation of Björling's sound. . . . Lively language gives good flow to the many details in the book. KLASSISK MUSIKKMAGASIN (Ida Habbestad) Uncommonly successful. . . . Hastings is always specific, never resorting to vague poetics in passages of praise to describe work he likes, . . . Enrich(es) his findings by comparison with recordings of the same material from all ages(, e.g., Caruso, Pavarotti, and Alagna). GRAMOPHONE (Mike Ashman, noted opera director) An exciting read about a beloved artist. . . .For the neophyte, it supplies an education in vocal terminology and history, and an unerring understanding of the voice and how it functions. . . . Compelling. OPERA NEWS (Ira Siff) By a long way the best critical discography of anyone I have encountered. . . Eloquent, jargon-free and incisive prose. Many acute remarks about conductors. . . . Illuminating (on Schubert songs). . . . Truly an education. OPERA (Michael Tanner)

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"Stephen Hastings has brought one of my favorite singers back to glorious life in The Bjorling Sound. A scrupulous work of scholarship and a lively, affectionate tribute to a peerless tenor, it offers insights into the recorded legacy of Jussi Bjorling that will surprise and delight even the most devoted admirers of this singular artist. I devoured The Bjorling Sound with unashamed greed and great pleasure."--F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief, Opera News Remarkable new book... Insightful scholarship and freshly evocative writing that will send Bjo"rling's fans back to their favourite recordings and will win the tenor many admirers. ***** (Highest ranking, and book of the month) BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE (John Allison) (Hastings's) analyses are detailed, well written, and clear... _The Bjorling Sound: A Recorded Legacy_ has become a standard work, like _The Callas Legacy_ of John Ardoin. OPERA NEDERLAND Full review at http://www.operanederland.nl/Boeken Bjoering.htm Comparison between recordings and live performances ... give great insight into the reasons why particular interpretations of the same piece can vary to an enormous degree... Listing the recordings by composer is a stroke of genius and means that the reader can dip in and out without losing any continuity to the progression of Bjorling's career... Should be devoured by anyone interested in the art of singing. VOCALIMAGES Full review at http://vocalimages.com/?page_id=1097 An impressive documentation of Bjorling's sound... Lively language gives good flow to the many details in the book. KLASSISK MUSIKKMAGASIN (Ida Habbestad) Uncommonly successful... Hastings is always specific, never resorting to vague poetics in passages of praise to describe work he likes, ... Enrich(es) his findings by comparison with recordings of the same material from all ages(, e.g., Caruso, Pavarotti, and Alagna). GRAMOPHONE (Mike Ashman, noted opera director)

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Verlag: BOYDELL PRESS Mai 2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1580464068 ISBN 13: 9781580464062
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Buchbeschreibung BOYDELL PRESS Mai 2012, 2012. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 241x161x37 mm. Neuware - Detailed examination of the vocal and interpretive artistry of the great Jussi Bjorling. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781580464062

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