Lois Marshall: A Biography

By: NEUFELD, James

Price: $12.00


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.

Title: Lois Marshall: A Biography

Author Name: NEUFELD, James

Categories: Music, Canadiana, Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press Ltd: 2010

ISBN Number: 1554884691

ISBN Number 13: 9781554884698

Binding: Card Wrappers

Book Condition: As New

Type: Trade Paperback

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Weight: 1.00

Seller ID: 19595

Description: "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." 334 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 538g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates may not be correct and additional postage may be required for Canadian and Overseas shipments, but not usually to the USA.

Keywords: CANADA SINGERS SOPRANOS