From her recordings, it is apparent that Jenkins had little sense of pitch and rhythm, quite a limited range, and was barely capable of sustaining a note. Her accompanist can be heard making adjustments to compensate for her tempo variations and rhythmic mistakes. Nonetheless, she became tremendously popular in her unconventional way...
Despite her patent lack of ability, Jenkins was firmly convinced of her greatness.
Florence Foster Jenkins at a List of people widely considered eccentric
From Wikipedia:Unusual articles (via Waxy)
The Timeline of fictional historical events is interesting, as is
The Discussion on Timeline of fictional historical events - Votes for Deletion
# Delete...The ability to cross-correlate fictional historical events from multiple different timelines is of no encyclopedic value that I can fathom...
# Keep. I see no problem with Wikipedia having such lists.
# Keep. It keeps them from crayoning on the walls.
A Melba disciple who took the challenge "to sing 'em muck" to a new level - and all on the highwire without a safety note.
(Though she did ignore her mother's advice about not running with C sharps.)
Posted by Sedgwick at January 25, 2005 04:23 PM
was that when she was A Minor?
Posted by boynton at January 25, 2005 04:31 PM
... and when she was soubreto in residence at the "Treble Clef" coffee lounge.
Posted by Sedgwick at January 25, 2005 05:54 PM
And did the Scales ever fall from the eyes?
Posted by boynton at January 25, 2005 07:39 PM
... only tears, when she filled in for La Stupenda as Glaucoma in "Lucia de Lacrima" and slayed them in the aisles with her performance of the ironically titled aria, "Regnava ne silenzio" ("Enveloped in silence").
Posted by Sedgwick at January 25, 2005 08:15 PM
."..Despite her patent lack of ability.."
How does one patent one's lack of ability?
Posted by Francis Xavier Holden at January 26, 2005 01:05 AM
I should be so lucky.
Posted by boynton at January 26, 2005 10:26 AM