Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot by Paul Watt,Anne-Marie Forbes

By Paul Watt,Anne-Marie Forbes

This is the 1st scholarly paintings to record the musical lifetime of Joseph Holbrooke, one in every of Britain’s so much prolific and arguable composers through the first 1/2 the 20 th century. Holbrooke used to be outspoken on many concerns, together with the maligned fortunes of British composers, which he believed have been led to by way of apathy and indifference at the a part of critics and the general public. regardless of doubts in numerous quarters over Holbrooke’s skill to forge a different compositional idiom, a lot of his works have been played to severe acclaim in Britain, Europe, and the USA. at the present time, Holbrooke’s tune is more and more loved and recorded.

Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot opens with a biographical review of Holbrooke that concentrates on his dating with Granville Bantock and Wales and the position that Lord Howard de Walden performed in Holbrooke’s paintings and improvement. members supply reports of a variety of repertory by way of Holbrooke, together with his chamber tune, the operas Pierrot and Pierrette and The Enchanted Garden, and his tone poem “The Raven.” the ultimate bankruptcy describes Holbrooke’s patriotism through interpreting his publication Contemporary British Composers, which used to be released in 1925. integrated is an appendix that gives the 1st complete and corrected record of Holbrooke’s compositions.

This publication will curiosity not just musicologists, musicians and listeners attracted to the repertory of the British classical tune culture but additionally students and common readers drawn to the methods Celticism, poetic thought, and nationalist ideology have been expressed within the paintings of classical composers within the early 20th century.

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