THE GREAT GARCIAS by Gladys Malvern
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The eccentricities of a flamboyant nineteenth century Spanish family almost inevitably promise to provide interesting biographical material, particularly when those eccentricities evolve from a phenomenally gifted and dedicated family such as were the musical Garcias: Papa Garcia, whose tenor voice thrilled the great courts of Europe, and whose singing saved him from execution at the hands of a group of Mexican revolutionaries; his daughter Maria, the greatest diva of Europe, whose stormy student-daughter relationship with her father drove her to great fame, heartache, and premature death; and little Pauline, who at seventeen turned from a quiet little pianist to the most captivating singer in Europe. The great names of Europe weave in and out of this family's story, told here with force, insight, and deep feeling.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1958
Publisher: Longmans, Green