Finally, a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins, considered the world's worst opera singer, recently portrayed by Meryl Streep in the Oscar nominated film of the same name. Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket; but despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score.
"Why You Love Music--
From Mozart to Metallica,
The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds"
By John Powell
The KBACH/ Changing Hands Bookstore "Book Notes" for June:
"Lives of The Poets (With Guitars) - Thirteen Outsiders
who changed Modern Music." by Ray Robertson
KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for May 2016:
"Sticking it Out: From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit-
A Percussionist's Memoir" by Patti Niemi
The KBACH/Changing Hands Bookstore Book Notes selection for May is:
“Sticking it Out—From Juilliard to the orchestra Pit—A Percussionist’s Memoir”
By Patti Niemi