B0152. JÜRGEN KESTING. Maria Callas. Boston, Northeastern University Press, 1993. 416pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Photos; DJ. - 9781555531799
"Jürgen Kesting's must be among the most thoughtfully and brilliantly synthesized books about [Callas]. Kesting draws extensively from the most important works in the Callas literature, particularly the long-out-of-print pictorial biography Callas by John Ardoin and Gerald Fitzgerald, and Ardoin's THE CALLAS LEGACY, which discusses her recordings. But one of the book's strongest points is that it assembles different kinds of material - reviews, recollections by important colleagues, other writers' thoughts and descriptions of Callas' singing and stage manner - so as to provide an utterly compelling and thorough picture of her career."
- Marc Mandel, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 1995