Composers Gallery - Biographical Sketches of Contemporary Composers Donald Brook

ISBN: 9781406759860

Published: March 1st 2007

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Composers Gallery - Biographical Sketches of Contemporary Composers  by  Donald Brook

Composers Gallery - Biographical Sketches of Contemporary Composers by Donald Brook
March 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 260 pages | ISBN: 9781406759860 | 10.73 Mb

Text extracted from opening pages of book: COM POSERS GALLERY Biographical Sketches of Contemporary Composers by DONALD BROOK SALISBURY SQUARE LONDON 1946 Contents PAGE INTRODUCTORY NOTE .... 9 PART I: SOME CONTEMPORARY BRITISH COMPOSERS SIRMoreText extracted from opening pages of book: COM POSERS GALLERY Biographical Sketches of Contemporary Composers by DONALD BROOK SALISBURY SQUARE LONDON 1946 Contents PAGE INTRODUCTORY NOTE ....

9 PART I: SOME CONTEMPORARY BRITISH COMPOSERS SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK ... 11 SIR ARNOLD BAX 16 LENNOX BERKELEY 20 ARTHUR BLISS 23 RUTLAND BOUGHTON .... 29 YORK BOWEN 35 BENJAMIN BRITTEN 38 ERIC COATES 48 HAROLD DARKE 52 THOMAS DUNHILL 57 SIR GEORGE DYSON 61 ARMSTRONG GIBBS 64 EUGENE GOOSSENS 70 VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON ... 74 JOHN IRELAND 78 GORDON JACOB 82 ROGER QUILTER 86 EDMUND RUBBRA 92 CYRIL SCOTT 97 MICHAEL TIPPETT ....

101 WILLIAM WALTON 106 R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS . . . .112 PART II: SOME CONTEMPORARIES OF OTHER NATIONS BLA BART6K 121 ERNEST BLOCK 126 ALFREDO CASELLA 130 AARON COPLAND 133 Continued MANUEL DE FALLA 137 REINGOLD GLIERE 142 ROY HARRIS 145 PAUL HINDEMITH 150 ARTHUR HONEGGER 154 ARAM KHACHATURIAN .

. . .159 GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO . . .163 NICOLAI MIASKOVSKY . . . .167 DARIUS MILHAUD 171 SERGEI PROKOFIEV 174 ARNOLD SCHONBERG . . . .183 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH .... 190 JEAN SIBELIUS ... .199 IGOR STRAVINSKY 210 Illustrations Frontispiece R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS . Between Pages 14-15 SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK SIR ARNOLD BAX Between Pages 48-9 LENNOX BERKELEY ARTHUR BLISS YORK BOWEN RUTLAND BOUGHTON BENJAMIN BRITTEN ERIC COATES HAROLD DARKE .

THOMAS DUNHILL . ARMSTRONG GIBBS SIR GEORGE DYSON EUGENE GOOSSENS VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON JOHN IRELAND GORDON JACOB EDMUND RUBBRA . ROGER QUILTER . CYRIL SCOTT MICHAEL TIPPETT . WILLIAM WALTON . R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS . PLATE I BELA BART6K ALFREDO CASELLA ERNEST BLOCK Facing Page 121 Between Pages 158-9 ( 7) II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVIIXVIII XIX XX XXI xxn XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI Continued MANUEL DE FALLA AARON COPLAND .

REINGOLD GLIERE ROY HARRIS PAUL HINDEMITH . ARTHUR HONEGGER with Paderewski ARAM KHACHATURIAN . NICOLAI MIASKOVSKY GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO . SERGEI PROKOFIEV DARIUS MILHAUD . DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH . ARNOLD SCHONBERG JEAN SIBELIUS IGOR STRAVINSKY . PLATE XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL ., XLI Introductory Note T HIS collection of biographical sketches is offered to the music lover as a book of general interest and information, and not as a complete survey of contemporary music.

A great deal of modern music is mentioned in the following pages, but no attempt has been made to include comprehensive lists of compositions because I have been anxious to avoid giving this book the appear ance of a catalogue. Criticisms will be found here and there, chiefly in the form of quotations from recognized authorities because I feel that my own preferences should not be allowed to obtrude. With the exception of a few minor British composers who have been included simply because they are well-known and of special interest to us in this country, all my biographees are of international reputation.

I should like to make it quite clear, however, that the length of each sketch has been determined not by the status of the composer but solely by the amount of biographical information at my disposal which, in my opinion, would be of interest to the general reader. Certain English composers appear as representa tives of their particular branch of music: Eric Coates for light music, Dr. Darke for the organist-composers, Roger Quilter for the song-writers, Dr, Gordon Jacob for thecomposers of film music, and so forth. I have omitted one or two well-known conductor-composers, Constant Lambert and Julius Harrison for instance, because adequate sketches of them have already been published in my Conductors Gallery.

DONALD BROOK. London, Spring, 1945. ( 9) Sir Granville Bantock RANVILLE Bantock, who was born in London on August 7th, 1868, was intended for the Indian Civil Service, and was educated in London for that purpose, but a few lessons with Dr.

G. Saunders at Trinity College of Music convinced him that music was the only career in which



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