Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt: Volume 2

Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt: Volume 2 : 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 2 discusses some of Lind's most memorable performances in Europe and the reasons for her first retirement; it ends with her departure for America.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 b/w illus.
  • 1139105574
  • 9781139105576

Table of contents

Book VI. Work and Friends: 1. In Munich; 2. South Germany; 3. The return to Vienna; 4. Vielka; 5. The shadow; Book VII. Supremacy: 1. Managerial difficulties; 2. Suspense; 3. Triumph; 4. At Clairville; 5. La Sonnambula; 6. La Figlia del Reggimento; 7. The Queen's state visit to the opera; 8. La Tempesta; 9. I Masnadieri; 10. Le Nozze di Figaro; 11. By command of the Queen; 12. In the provinces; 13. At Norwich; 14. At Norwich (continued); Book VIII. The Goal: 1. New triumphs at Berlin; 2. Home again; 3. The re-appearance at Her Majesty's Theatre; 4. I Puritani; 5. Concert for the Brompton Hospital; 6. The close of the season; 7. Elijah; 8. For charity; 9. The stage and the drama; 10. The last opera; 11. The method; 12. Friends in England; Book IX. Fruition: 1. How did Jenny Lind come to leave the stage?; 2. Wanderings at ease; 3. Lubeck; 4. Home once more; 5. Departure; Last words; Index.
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