Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and


Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth [Ebook] ➧ Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth By Jean Collen – Thomashillier.co.uk Jean Collen began her singing studies with the famous British duettists Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in Johannesburg when she was 17 Two years later they asked her to act as Webster's studio accompa Jean Song: A Personal Memoir PDF/EPUB ² Collen began Song: A PDF È her singing studies with the famous British duettists Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in Johannesburg when she was Two years later they asked her to act as Webster's studio accompanist when Anne who accompanied their students had other commitments This was the beginning of a close friendship which lasted until their deathsThe book gives a summary of Anne and Webster's rapid rise Sweethearts of PDF or to fame which is already of Song: A Personal Memoir ePUB ½ well documented in their own autobiography entitled Duet The book's main focus is on their lives and careers from in South Africa and their third career when they returned home to the UK in .

  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
  • Jean Collen
  • 20 August 2015
  • 9781411699489

About the Author: Jean Collen

Jean Song: A Personal Memoir PDF/EPUB ² Collen is Song: A PDF È a writer musician and retired teacher of classical singing and piano She lives in Johannesburg South Africa with her husband Errol a freelance EnglishAfrikaans translator writer proof reader and editorWhile still in her teens and studying for her singing diploma with famous British duettists Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth she was studio accompanist.



8 thoughts on “Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth

  1. Jean Jean says:

    These reviews of my book appear on my storefront on Lulu at my link text MARGARET A PLEVIN 3 September 2013What an awesome testament this book is to such a great couple How touched they would have been if they could still have been here to read it The testimonies and memories of friends of the couple I also found interesting and moving I was always a great fan of Anne Webster and this book gave me such insight into their lives and all they had achieved over the years and how many lives they had touched Ms Collen is to be highly commended for this excellent insightful book It deserves the highest ratingYours sincerelyMargaret A PlevinA SPARKLING INSIGHT TO TWO GREAT SINGING STARS 4 May 2006by arrivalA beautifully written account of the lives of these two great singing stars of yesteryear by someone whose life was to become intermittently interwoven throughout a long and memorable forty year period If like me you adore these great Artistes then you won't be able to put this book down A true and sometimes 'sad' angle of British stardom and its pitfalls yet a living sparkle emanates from every page After reading More this memoir one is left with the feeling of nostalgia and also a feeling one has known this talented married couple Personally told by a lady whose warm and generous heart has 'opened up' her fondest memories and been kind enough to share them with us When finished reading you will be left with a conviction that these two remarkable names WEBSTER BOOTH and ANNE ZIEGLER should never be forgotten The book is simply 'unputdownable'Review by JOHAN GELDENHUYS January 4 2008This review is from Sweethearts of Song A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth PaperbackThis delightful book falls into the rare category of a personal memoir not about the person writing it but about two other people of talentThe upshot is two main characters brought to vivid life by the minutiae of everyday living recorded over an almost epic period of time forty plus years and a third character the author thrown into eually stark relief by her interactions with and reflection on them A further factor of great importance highlighted in the book is the fact of migration the two main characters as well as the author all being British born and living in South Africa for a fair spell The complex interplay of all of the above makes for a fascinating read not encountered often these days with its tales of ready made solutions to spuriously complex problems or in fact fairly shallow neurosesOverlying the innate complexity of the personal relationship of the three rounded characters referred to above is the many splendoured realm of art in its guise of serious song taken to an even higher level of complexity in the spiritual sphere by the concurring of the author with Webster's opinion their or at least his best work was done in the field of oratorioThe shifting scenario from the U K and the U S A to Johannesburg Knysna Somerset West and finally back to the U K and in particular Wales makes for exciting reading in that the style reflects the differing emphases in great and loving detail Following the aforegoing subtleties of shifting aspects of reality the set of memories of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth adduced at the back add a final lustre to a loving and complex portrait of several lives in vital and vibrant interplayAll the foregoing aspects are made possible by a simple and direct prose style which is one of the book's greatest attributes somewhat along the stylistic pleasures of Gaius Julius Caesar describing the Gallic and Roman civil wars and Blaise Pascal analysing mathematical and social structures A salient example chapter 16 on the 1973 East London production of The Mikado will suffice representing the truly complex undercurrents between professional and amateur ardours about the same production in an almost offhand mode encapsulated in a simple style of stark statement pregnant with knowing innuendoTherefore in summation a marvellous book about a fascinating subject really intelligently written Read it and dare to contradict the above viewsJohan GeldenhuysAffirmation January 27 2009By Ian Harris Czech Republic Verified PurchaseWhat's this?This review is from Sweethearts of Song A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth PaperbackI have read Johan Geldenhuys' superb review and find that I simply have no words to add to his I certainly am not disagreeing with his verdict to the contrary I only wish I could have expressed my opinion of Jean Collen's memoir half as articulatelyJean writes in a direct and at the same time very expressive style I found that I was not able to put this book down until I had read the final page This surely is the only true judgement of any writer's craft

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