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Whom the Gods Love: the life and music of George Butterworth

£19.99

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Whom the Gods Love: the life and music of George Butterworth, by Michael Barlow. Foreword by Vernon Handley. Toccata Press, 1997. Illustrated. The first full-length study of the life and music of the composer George Butterworth (1885 to 1916), whose career was cut short by a sniper's bullet at the Somme. He was perhaps the finest of the many outstanding musical talents whose lives were claimed by the First World War. The music Butterworth managed to compose during his short career showed an exceptional talent, and his name is kept alive by the popularity of his orchestral tone-poems, such as 'The Banks of Green Willow', 'A Shropshire Lad', and his songs.
All of Butterworth's surviving compositions are discussed, and important chapters examine his Housman settings and his friendship with Vaughan Williams. The book includes some of Butterworth's own writings on music.

Slightly scuffed around edges. Binding tight, spine not creased. Pages clean.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Barlow, Michael
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.6 x 13.7 x 1.4 cm.
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0907689434
ISBN-13:
9780907689430
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
Toccata
Title:
Whom the Gods Love

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Whom the Gods Love: the life and music of George Butterworth, by Michael Barlow. Foreword by Vernon Handley. Toccata Press, 1997. Illustrated. The first full-length study of the life and music of the composer George Butterworth (1885 to 1916), whose career was cut short by a sniper's bullet at the Somme. He was perhaps the finest of the many outstanding musical talents whose lives were claimed by the First World War. The music Butterworth managed to compose during his short career showed an exceptional talent, and his name is kept alive by the popularity of his orchestral tone-poems, such as 'The Banks of Green Willow', 'A Shropshire Lad', and his songs.
All of Butterworth's surviving compositions are discussed, and important chapters examine his Housman settings and his friendship with Vaughan Williams. The book includes some of Butterworth's own writings on music.

Slightly scuffed around edges. Binding tight, spine not creased. Pages clean.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Barlow, Michael
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.6 x 13.7 x 1.4 cm.
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0907689434
ISBN-13:
9780907689430
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
Toccata
Title:
Whom the Gods Love

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