This is the last episode in a series which concentrated on the lives and careers of famous British duettists, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and of my association with them. It was based on my book, “Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth” available with my other books at http://www.lulu.com/duettists
I can hardly believe that it is thirty years since a friend phoned to tell me that she had heard of Webster’s death on “News About Britain” on BBC World Service. I had known that he was ill, but it still came as a shock to hear that my beloved friend had died in Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno at the age of 82. I think this is a fitting day on which to present my final podcast in this series.
These podcasts have largely been created for members of my Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Yahoo group, the 78rpm Community, and the Anne Ziegler-Webster Booth fan pages on Facebook, but I am very glad that they have reached a wider audience who enjoy their singing and the performance of other artistes of their generation.
In this episode you will hear the voices of Anne and Webster, and some of Webster’s favourites – Dundee pianist, Fred Hartley, Australian bass baritone Peter Dawson, Australian baritone, Harold Williams, soprano Isobel Baillie and his favourite tenor, Jussi Bjorling.
Read more about Anne and Webster: http://ziegler-booth.blogspot.com
I have created a blog about Webster Booth as a solo artist. It includes information about his life, videos, recordings and podcasts. http://websterbooth.blogspot.com
You can see complete playlists of all my podcasts; listen to all my podcasts and recordings, and see selected YouTube videos related to Anne and Webster at:
Listen to many of Webster and Anne’s solo and duet recordings on my You Tube channel at:http://www.youtube.com/duettists
Listen to Webster’s solo recordings (as videos) on the Daily Motion site at:http://www.dailymotion.com/user/duettists1/1
You can also find pages devoted to them on Facebook at:
for Anne and Webster as duettists,
for Webster as a solo performer.
The more people who “like” and join these links, the more I will be inclined to continue posting details about their lives and careers.