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Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler: Broadcasts (1927 - 1994) By Jean Collen
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BBC broadcasts by Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler dating from 1927 to 1994. The information (including names of music contained in many broadcasts)comes from online editions of The Radio Times. The... More > Genome project of the BBC has uploaded complete magazines from the 1920s to the 1940s on to the internet and I have extracted all the entries featuring Webster and Anne's broadcasts, as well as the broadcasts in 1950s and later broadcasts where the Radio Times have not yet been digitised in full. I have added the script of Webster's appearance on Desert Island Discs in April 1953.< Less
Extracts from My Teenage Diaries By Jean Collen
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I kept a detailed diary for 7 years from the time I was 15. This book contains my diary from 1960 until the end of August 1963 when I turned twenty. After I left school I began studying singing with... More > Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, and piano with Sylvia Sullivan. I joined the SABC choir and completed singing and piano music exams. The culmination of that period of my life was when I became Webster Booth's part-time studio accompanist.< Less
A Scattered Garland; Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler By Jean Collen
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Volume 4 covers the last period of the lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. They returned to the UK in 1978 and were welcomed by fans who remembered them from the forties and fifties when they... More > had been at the top of the tree. Anne called this period of their lives, "the third career". I have written extensively about the life of Paddy Prior, Webster’s second wife. She was a very talented performer in her own right. Her divorce from Webster was soon forgotten and he and Anne had great success while her own career remained static. There are also other related articles in this final volume.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler. South Africa (1956 - 1977) Volume Three By Jean Collen
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When I was 17 years old I began my singing studies with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in their studio on the eighth floor of Polliacks Building in Pritchard Street, central Johannesburg, where they... More > taught Singing and Stagecraft. A few years later I became Webster’s studio accompanist when Anne (who was accompanist as well as teacher) had other commitments. I studied with them for five years and did my Associate and Licentiate singing diplomas under their guidance. Despite several years when Anne and I were estranged, we remained friends until Webster’s death in 1984 and Anne’s in 2003. I published the story of my relationship with Anne and Webster in April 2006 in a book entitled Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Because Volume 3 concerns my direct relationship with the Booths I have mentioned events briefly if I consider them to be relevant.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. Back in the UK (1978 - 2003) Volume Four By Jean Collen
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Volume 4 covers the last period of the lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. They returned to the UK in 1978 and were welcomed by fans who remembered them from the forties and fifties when they... More > had been at the top of the tree. I have written extensively about the life of Paddy Prior, Webster’s second wife. She was a very talented performer in her own right. Her divorce from Webster was soon forgotten and he and Anne had great success while her own career remained static.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler. South Africa (1956 - 1977) Volume Three By Jean Collen
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When I was 17 years old I began my singing studies with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in their studio on the eighth floor of Polliack’s Building in Pritchard Street, central Johannesburg,... More > where they taught Singing and Stagecraft. A few years later I became Webster’s studio accompanist when Anne (who was accompanist as well as teacher) had other commitments. I studied with them for five years and did my Associate and Licentiate singing diplomas under their guidance. Despite several years when Anne and I were estranged, we remained friends until Webster’s death in 1984 and Anne’s in 2003. I published the story of my relationship with Anne and Webster on Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/duettists) in April 2006 in a book entitled Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Because Volume 3 concerns my direct relationship with the Booths I have mentioned events briefly if I consider them to be relevant.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler. At the Top of the Tree (1940 - 1956) Volume Two By Jean Collen
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This is the second volume of A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, and includes articles, criticisms, cuttings, and extracts from the online archives of The... More > Times, The Scotsman and The Stage. In this volume, I have included extracts from New Zealand and Australian newspapers from 1948 when the Booths did a concert tour there. Occasionally I have supplemented articles with my own observations. All my own writing is italicised. The book was originally published in one volume but because I discovered so much additional information I am publishing the work in 4 volumes: Volume 1: Early days (1920s – 1939) which was published recently. Volume 2:Years at the top in the UK (1940 – 1956) I will publish volumes 3 and 4 in due course.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler. At the Top of the Tree (1940 - 1956) Volume Two By Jean Collen
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This is the second volume of A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, and includes articles, criticisms, cuttings, and extracts from the online archives of The... More > Times, The Scotsman and The Stage. In this edition I have included extracts from New Zealand and Australian newspapers from the Booths' tour there in 1948. Occasionally I have supplemented all these articles with my own observations. All my own writing is italicised. The book was originally published in one volume but because I discovered so much additional information I am publishing the work in 4 volumes. Volume 1: Early days (1920s – 1939) has been published recently. Volume 2:Years at the top in the UK (1940 – 1956) I will publish Volumes 3 and 4 in due course.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. Early Days (Volume One) By Jean Collen
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A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler was originally published in one volume but because of the additional material I have discovered the work extends to... More > four volumes: Volume 1: Early days (1920s – 1939) Volume 2:Years at the top in the UK (1940 – 1956) Volume 3 South Africa (1956 – 1977) Volume 4: Back in the UK (1978 – 2003) and additional information. The work includes articles, criticisms, cuttings, and extracts from the online archives of The Times, The Scotsman and The Stage, and other newspapers. In Volume 2 I have included material from New Zealand and Australian newspapers and in Volume 3 there is material from South African newspapers. Occasionally I have supplemented this material with my own notes. All my own writing is italicised. This book contains information about the early days of their careers. I hope to publish the next three volumes in due course.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. Early Days (Volume One) By Jean Collen
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A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler was originally published in one volume. Because I have discovered so much more information since the book was first... More > published the work now extends to four volumes: Volume 1: Early days (1920s – 1939) Volume 2:Years at the top in the UK (1940 – 1956) Volume 3 South Africa (1956 – 1977) Volume 4: Back in the UK (1978 – 2003) and additional information. The work includes articles, criticisms, cuttings, and extracts from the online archives of The Times, The Scotsman and The Stage, and other newspapers. In Volume 2 I have included material from New Zealand and Australian newspapers and in Volume 3 there is material from South African newspapers. Occasionally I have supplemented this material with my own notes. All my own writing is italicised. I hope to publish further volumes of the work in due course.< Less