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The Resource Florence Foster Jenkins : the remarkable story of America's best-known and least-talented soprano, biography by Jasper Rees ; screenplay by Nicholas Martin

Florence Foster Jenkins : the remarkable story of America's best-known and least-talented soprano, biography by Jasper Rees ; screenplay by Nicholas Martin

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Florence Foster Jenkins : the remarkable story of America's best-known and least-talented soprano
Title
Florence Foster Jenkins
Title remainder
the remarkable story of America's best-known and least-talented soprano
Statement of responsibility
biography by Jasper Rees ; screenplay by Nicholas Martin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite having no pitch, no rhythm and no tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, giving a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence Foster adored music and as a girl was a talented pianist, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In retaliation she eloped with Dr Frank Jenkins but the marriage soon foundered, not least because the 18-year-old bride contracted syphilis on their wedding night. Moving to New York, Florence became a piano teacher, but after her father's death in 1909 she inherited a considerable sum and it was then that she vowed to become a great soprano and began to take singing lessons. That same year she met the man who would become first her manager and then her common-law husband, St Clair Bayfield
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
782.1'092
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Katherien Kellgren
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rees, Jasper
  • Martin, Nicholas
  • Kellgren, Katherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jenkins, Florence Foster
  • Jenkins, Florence Foster
  • Sopranos (Singers)
  • Sopranos (Singers)
  • Motion picture plays
  • Audiobooks
  • Music
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not applicable
Label
Florence Foster Jenkins : the remarkable story of America's best-known and least-talented soprano, biography by Jasper Rees ; screenplay by Nicholas Martin
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Publication
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Film tie-in
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509847099
Extent
8 CDs (8 hr., 36 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781509847099
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Label
Florence Foster Jenkins : the remarkable story of America's best-known and least-talented soprano, biography by Jasper Rees ; screenplay by Nicholas Martin
Publication
Note
Film tie-in
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509847099
Extent
8 CDs (8 hr., 36 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781509847099
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, stereo

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