Michael Letchford Artists

WALTER WIDDOP (1892 – 1949)

‘Walter Widdop The Great Yorkshire Tenor’

This book celebrates the outstanding career of that rare thing – a great English tenor, who was equally effective in the challenging Helden tenor roles of Wagner’s operas as in the oratorios of Handel. The book includes a memoir of the singer by his daughter, a collection of reviews of performances, a chronology and a complete discography. There are many illustrations and the book is accompanied by a CD containing many of many of Widdop’s finest recordings.

This is the first and only book devoted to Walter Widdop. Price £28.50 + p&p.

ISBN:978-0-9564796-1-7.

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REVIEWS OF THE GREAT YORKSHIRE TENOR

‘…the immensely valuable CD is worth the price of the publication itself… most excellently produced tribute to a wonderful singer and - by all accounts - fine human being. Strongly recommended.’

Robert Matthew-Walker,
International Record Review

‘For those devotees of ‘recorded vocal art’ and in particular those who are admirers of great tenor voices, at long last a testament to the talent of Walter Widdop has been published. It is an undertaking of considerable effort that should please all those who admired Widdop’s voice, and it brings him to the notice of many who might not know his worth, as both singer and theatrical artists.’

Alan Bilgora,
The Record Collector

‘The literature on English singers has suffered from a severe lack of information on the career of Walter Widdop, without doubt the greatest and most important Heldentenor ever produced in this country: the only English tenor ever to have sung all the major Wagner roles at the highest level. Hitherto, information regarding his outstanding career could be gleaned only from his HMV recordings, but now the void has been aptly filled by Michael Letchford’s timely compilation.’

Neil Howlett,
The Wagner Journal

EXPERTLY RESEARCHED, BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED and PRINTED

INCLUDING FINE AND RARE PHOTOGRAPHS

PRESENTING HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL

Each volume includes: - A biography, reviews, performance chronology, discography, rare photographs and, where recordings exist, a CD.

All books are available from the author:

Michael Letchford, Goar Lodge, Smith’s Green, Takeley, CM22 6NS

Email mlartists2@gmail.com. Telephone +44 (0) 1279 870590. Mobile +44 (0) 7815 871766

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