Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt: Volume 1

Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt: Volume 1 : Her Early Art-Life and Dramatic Career, 1820-1851

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Jenny Lind (1820-87) was one of Europe's most famous opera singers. Known as the 'Swedish Nightingale', she first rose to prominence in an 1838 performance of Weber's Freischutz. Despite her immense success over the next ten years, she retired from the stage at the age of twenty-nine. Seeking financial security to pursue her charitable interests, in 1850 she accepted the invitation of impresario P. T. Barnum to undertake a tour of the United States; this was another succession of triumphs. Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918), the theologian and social reformer, and music writer William Smith Rockstro (1823-95) used Lind's own documents, letters and diaries as the basis of this two-volume memoir, published in 1891, which focuses on the first thirty-one years of her life. Volume 1 covers Lind's Swedish childhood and early singing career, and a brief but critical period when she suffered damage to her vocal more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 b/w illus.
  • 1139105566
  • 9781139105569

Table of contents

Preface; Book I. Anticipation: 1. Introduction; 2. Childhood; 3. Pupilage; 4. Career; 5. Discovery; 6. Character; 7. Pilgrimage; Book II. Aspiration: 1. In Paris, 1841; 2. The Maestro di Canto; 3. The student; 4. Within sight of the goal; 5. Under which king?; 6. The return; Book III. Achievement: 1. Home: and after?; Book IV. Mastery: 1. In Dresden; 2. At the court of Berlin; 3. The new opera house; 4. The debut; 5. Das Feldlager in Schlesien; 6. The Bunn contract; 7. Homage to Weber (Euryanthe); 8. In the concert room; 9. At home once more; 10. In presence of the Queen; 11. With the Danes; 12. The Bunn contract (continued); 13. The return to Berlin (Don Juan); 14. Der Freischutz; 15. 'The Greatest of these is Love'; 16. At the Gewandhaus; 17. Die Vestalin; 18. At Weimar; 19. Les Huguenots; 20. Auf Widersehen!; Book V. Progress: 1. At the Gewandhaus once more; 2. The debut at Vienna; 3. Correspondence with Mendelssohn; 4. Correspondence with Mendelssohn (continued); 5. The Lower Rhine musical festival; 6. In via requies; 7. Contract with Mr. more