Cecil Gray, who died in 1951, is mainly remembered as a provocative critic and writer, principally on music. Among his books were Peter Warlock, The History of Music, Sibelius and Contingencies. His autobiography Musical Chairs, originally published in 1948 and recently reissued, tells something of his life. In this new volume his daughter Pauline gives an extended biographical sketch, including much new material, and introduces an extensive selection from Gray's Notebooks, in which which he prognosticated in his characteristically forthright way on many aspects of life, music and art. Gray - an ebullient mixture of cantankerousness, extravagance and charm - is always highly readable even when at his most outspoken.
Very good condition, with slight bumping to edges of dust jacket.
Signed by the author, October 1990