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Vaughan Williams : Composer, Radical, Patriot - a Biography (Hardcover) (Keith Alldritt)

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This ground-breaking biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams reveals more than any other about the man behind the music. The author examines the considerable range of Vaughan Williams' work, from the English pastoral tradition to Modernism, and shows how Vaughan Williams was influenced by the Boer War, the economic depression after World War I, the deprivations of the Blitz, and the austerity of the Cold War. He also reveals how the greatest influence on Vaughan Williams's music and creative development was his personal life, including his seemingly secure marriage and an equally enduring love affair. The author shows how these reflected both the stability and cutting-edge aspects of his music. Like a great symphony, this book ranges from doubt to inspiration. It is the most complete biography of one of Britain's greatest composers.
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Great Britain, Composers + Musicians
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Keith Alldritt
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 50099937
UPC: 9780719809378
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-1680
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