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by Ellisa Lanza Bregman,Derek Mannering

Download Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods (American Made Music Series) eBook
ISBN:
1578067413
Author:
Ellisa Lanza Bregman,Derek Mannering
Category:
Music
Language:
English
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi; 1st American Ed edition (July 5, 2005)
Pages:
280 pages
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Mario Lanza An American Tragedy (Great Voices Book 7. Mannering succeeds triumphantly in bringing to life the man and his music.

Mario Lanza An American Tragedy (Great Voices Book 7). Armando Cesari. A Kid From Philadelphia,Mario Lanza:The Voice of the Poets. More important, he makes you want to listen again and again to the recordings and marvel again at the enormous talent Lanza possessed while also shedding a tear at what might have been.

Author(s): Derek Mannering, Elissa Lanza Bregman (Foreword). Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods (American Made Music Series). Published February 12th 2015 by University Press of Mississippi.

With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest friend, Terry . Newly revised and updated for its first .

With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest friend, Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life. From the fabulous successes of the early MGM years through the disastrous walkouts and cancellations that sent Lanza's career into freefall, Mannering objectively and movingly reveals the story of a great star torn apart by his own troubled psyche and undisciplined lifestyle.

Newly revised and updated for its first . This richly detailed work also contains a selection of rare photographs, several of which are drawn from Lanza's estate. With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest friend, Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life.

American made music series. The Great Caruso made Mario Lanza a star, but the film also created operatic expectations from him that he was unwilling to fulfill. Despite repeated encouragement from his peers, Lanza declined to return to the classical stage, choosing instead to focus his talents on more lucrative areas of the entertainment industry.

Derek Mannering, Ellisa Lanza Bregman. Blessed with one of the great tenor voices of all time, Mario Lanza (1921-1959) rose to spectacular heights in a film, recording, and concert career that spanned little more than a decade. Groomed at the outset. Groomed at the outset for a career on the opera stage, Lanza instead flourished in Hollywood where his films, most notably The Great Caruso, broke box-office records the world over and influenced the careers of countless musicians. To this day, the Three Tenors cite him as an inspiration for their own careers on the classical stage. Lanza's recordings for RCA sold.

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With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest friend, Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life

With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest friend, Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life.

Blessed with one of the great tenor voices of all time, Mario Lanza (1921-1959) rose to spectacular heights in a film, recording, and concert career that spanned little more than a decade.

Blessed with one of the great tenor voices of all time, Mario Lanza (1921-1959) rose to spectacular heights in a film, recording, and concert career that spanned little more than a decade. Groomed at the outset for a career on the opera stage, Lanza instead flourished in Hollywood where his films, most notably The Great Caruso, broke box-office records the world over and influenced the careers of countless musicians. To this day, the Three Tenors cite him as an inspiration for their own careers on the classical stage. Lanza's recordings for RCA sold in the millions, and he remains the crossover artist supreme.

But his tremendous success was derailed by his self-destructive lifestyle, and by age thirty-eight he was dead, with his extraordinary promise left unfulfilled.

Newly revised and updated for its first U.S. edition, Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods is the definitive account of the remarkable life and times of one of the twentieth century's most beloved singing stars. This richly detailed work also contains a selection of rare photographs, several of which are drawn from Lanza's estate.

With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest friend, Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life. From the fabulous successes of the early MGM years through the disastrous walkouts and cancellations that sent Lanza's career into freefall, Mannering objectively and movingly reveals the story of a great star torn apart by his own troubled psyche and undisciplined lifestyle.

  • Mr.Twister
Mr Mannerings book was written with love, respect, & caring for this fabulous singer. He did not dwell on Mr Lanzas faults or shortcomings but told us a sincere account of his life. Most of all he described his great voice and we felt a great feeling for Mr. Lanza. I have read it twice and no doubt will do so again. I just wish his life had not ended so soon as we would have been enthralled with more singing.
  • Delagamand
This is a splendid work about a man who was not only a magnificent voice but one who was able to "crossover" from the classical to the popular and be the best of his generation and all generations. Mr. Mannering has made a definitive contribution to the Mario Lanza legend and reputation by searching for the truth and explaining the truth about this wonderful artist who contributed so much to his profession. Greater awareness about Lanza's legacy is needed so that future lovers of grand voices can appreciate what Mario's fans have known for decades. The next step is to make a movie about him so that the world can understand and know his glorious gifts.
  • Fordrekelv
Absolutely terrific. Learned things I didn't know before. Although Armando Cesari's book, An American Tragedy is the the ultimate book to have on Lanza.He researched his life for years to get to the truth and rectify all the false accusations flung on Mario. A wonderful book. Again, Singing To The God's is very good also.
  • Feri
This book gives an inside look into the fantastic life of the man who was called "The American Caruso"
This is a must read for anyone who appreciates a natural tenor!
  • Ceck
Mario Lanza's rise to stardom could not have happened ten years earlier, or ten years later, than it did. The repressive atmosphere of the post-WWII period saw a shift from the soothing crooning of Sinatra and Crosby to the era of the "big belters" of pop, such as Frankie Laine and, a bit later, Johnnie Ray. Mario Lanza was unique in that he straddled the pop and classical markets with his powerful and emotive voice, and connected with the inner desire for passion that the era attempted to suppress. Gifted singer, movie star and, yes, sex symbol: even Caruso never made as much of an impact on American popular culture as did Lanza. The author of this book provides none of this context in his drab retelling of Lanza's career path.

At the very least, the meteoric career of the troubled tenor was colorful, but the colorless, pedestrian prose of Mannering reads like an album's liner notes. At no point did I get a real feeling for Lanza, the man. An endorsement from Lanza'a daughter is actually a red flag; the seamier side of Lanza's well-documented personality gets short shrift here. We see Lanza destroying himself; the author gives us precious little by way of explanation as to what inner demons drove him to self-destruct.

Put simply, the material cries out for a writer whose prose style (and research skills) could capture the nuances of the era and the soaring highs and crushing lows of Lanza's short but blazing career. The author fails on both fronts.

Additionally, the book seems to have scarcely been proofed; one can not read more than two or three pages without encountering an egregious typo (i.e. "the Metropolital Opera") or an incomplete sentence. After a few chapters, one becomes very annoyed that the editors could not perform this most basic function.

The reproduction size of the photos is so small that one literally needs a magnifying glass to identify Lanza in some group shots!

As for the discography, it nicely sets down all of Lanza's sessions in chronological order - but fails to list the singles and albums as they were released! This will not be helpful for those who might want to actually begin to collect Lanza's vinyl output.

A Lanza completist might want to buy this as a cut-out, or obtain a clean used copy at a nominal price. I don't feel like I got my $20 worth from this book.
  • Whitebeard
This is a meticulously detailed account of the life of my life-long idol. Any Lanza fan should read this. He reached millions through his movies. Unfortunately, his operatic career was not to be.
  • Steep
I bought this book because I wanted to learn more about the life and times of one of the worlds greatest voices. I found the book entertaining and informative.
got book ,good condition thanks