Foto dell'editore

Comrades in Art : The Correspondence of Ronald Stevenson and Percy Grainger, 1957-61, with Interviews, Essays and other Writings on Grainger by Ronald Stevenson

Balough, Teresa

0 valutazioni da Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0907689671 / ISBN 13: 9780907689676
Editore: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2010
Nuovi Condizione: Brand new Rilegato
Compra nuovo
Prezzo consigliato: 70.00
Prezzo: EUR 46,18 Convertire valuta
Spedizione: EUR 16,76 Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A. Destinazione, tempi e costi
Aggiungere al carrello

Offerto da

Boydell & Brewer
Martlesham, Regno Unito

5 stelle

Libreria AbeBooks dal 3 luglio 2001

Riguardo questo articolo

In 1957 the Australian-American composer Percy Grainger, then 75 and in failing health, received a letter from another pianist-composer, the young Ronald Stevenson, writing from his home in West Linton, below Edinburgh. That first contact - requesting Grainger's reminiscences of Ferruccio Busoni, with whom he had studied - led to an exchange of 32 letters over the four years before Grainger's death in February 1961. The two men soon found that, despite t heir 46-year age-difference, they had many affinities. Both were pianists of staggering abilities and composers who combined a love for folk-music and working-class art with an aesthetic that proposed a `world music' to include th e farthest reaches of humanity. Both made an art of piano transcription of a wide variety of works and were champions of little-known music and composers. And both revered the work of Walt Whitman, that great poet of inclusivity, the pioneering spirit and the open road. This book presents both the complete Grainger-Stevenson correspondence and Ronald Stevenson's many articles and lectures on Grainger and his music, edited by Teresa Balough, whose two interviews with Stevenson open and close the volume - which includes a CD of a lecture-recital on Grainger that Stevenson presented in Grainger's home in White Plains, New York, in 1976. Codice inventario libreria 442

Quantità: 1

Fare una domanda alla libreria

Dati bibliografici

Titolo: Comrades in Art : The Correspondence of ...

Casa editrice: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Brand new

Descrizione articolo

Riassunto:

In 1957 the Australian-American composer Percy Grainger, then 75 and in failing health, received a letter from another pianist-composer, the young Ronald Stevenson, writing from his home in West Linton, below Edinburgh. That first contact - requesting Grainger's reminiscences of Ferruccio Busoni, with whom he had studied - led to an exchange of 32 letters over the four years before Grainger's death in February 1961. The two men soon found that, despite their 46-year age-difference, they had many affinities. Both were pianists of staggering abilities and composers who combined a love for folk-music and working-class art with an aesthetic that proposed a `world music' to include the farthest reaches of humanity. Both made an art of piano transcription of a wide variety of works and were champions of little-known music and composers. And both revered the work of Walt Whitman, that great poet of inclusivity, the pioneering spirit and the open road. This book presents both the complete Grainger-Stevenson correspondence and Ronald Stevenson's many articles and lectures on Grainger and his music, edited by Teresa Balough, whose two interviews with Stevenson open and close the volume - which includes a CD of a lecture-recital on Grainger that Stevenson presented in Grainger's home in White Plains, New York, in 1976.

Review:

This is a welcome addition to the Grainger literature in this fiftieth anniversary of his death. (...) there is much to enjoy and to think about from the pen and voice of a very fine composer (...) reflecting and illuminating our understanding of Grainger. (...) the book is beautifully produced, with many attractive and revealing illustrations. DELIUS SOCIETY JOURNAL Comrades in ArtI\> is a highly entertaining portrait of two composers: Percy Grainger and Ronald Stevenson. ... (A) must have for the Grainger enthusiast. The book is attractive in organization and content... . Comrades in ArtI\> is more than just the correspondence between two composers. It is a study of the music of Grainger and its place in music culture through the eyes of a scholarly admirer. TEMPO Ronald Stevenson proves himself an eloquent Grainger devotee, in his writings, in interview with Teresa Balough, and on the accompanying CD, noting the connection between Grainger and Busoni, the shared devotion he had to Whitman, and delight in Kipling. Stevenson is clearly a pianist in the Grainger manner, robust and forthright. It is a joy. MUSIC & VISION DAILY The subsequent, if short, correspondence ranged widely and they discovered common interests, folk music and the poetry of Walt Whitman among them. Perhaps Grainger's most astonishing claim is that he was the real pioneer in most aspects of modern music. (...) There is a lot of material available about Grainger and this unabashed tribute is a complement to that. And we get to make closer acquaintance with Ronald Stevenson along the way. FANFARE Fascinating and entertaining reading...The men correspond with a style and grace that seems remote in this e-mail age....Reading these letters...will have you fired up about two under-appreciated musical free-thinkers. SCOTSMAN

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Descrizione libreria

Visita la pagina della libreria

Condizioni di vendita:

Terms of Sale:
We can accept Mastercard, Visa, and Switch credit cards. We can only accept cheques from customers within the UK.

Returns. If you are not happy with the goods you receive from us, you are entitled to return them, provided you notify us within seven days of receipt. We will normally allow you to return them after this period, but this is at our discretion.

Condizioni di spedizione:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Please note that print on demand titles (POD) will take up to four weeks to print and deliver.

Tutti i libri della libreria

Metodi di pagamento
accettati dalla libreria

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue