Lois Marshall

Lois Marshall

A Biography

eBook - 2010
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Although she called herself "just a singer," soprano Lois Marshall (1925-97) became a household name across Canada during her thirty-four year career and remains one of the foremost figures in the history of Canadian music. She rubbed shoulders with Canada's musical aristocracy - Glenn Gould, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Jon Vickers, Maureen Forrester - but Marshall always held first place in the hearts of her adoring fans. At the height of the Cold War, Moscow and St. Petersburg embraced her as warmly as Canada had. Yet Marshall remained true to her Canadian roots and to Toronto, her lifelong home. This first-ever biography recounts her dazzling career and paints an intimate portrait of the woman, her childhood encounter with polio, and her complex relationship with her teacher and mentor, Weldon Kilburn. Hers is a tale of a warm, courageous woman; it is also the story of classical music in Canada.
Publisher: [United States] :, Dundurn :, 2010.
ISBN: 9781459707344
1459707346
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Lorna May 26, 2010

As a classical singer myself, I really enjoyed this biography. It reads like a novel! It's also an introduction into the cultural history of Canada, particularly the musical community and musical institutions in Toronto. It also points out the importance of family support as young artists are developing.

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