Faber and Faber, Hardback, 1982. 8vo. 226 pp. Edited by David Matthews. Editorial preface [pp. 7-8]. With a memoir of the author by Bryan Magee [pp. 11-24].
First published, 1982.
Editorial Preface Memoir of the author by Bryan Magee
The Musical Symbolism of Wagner's Music Dramas  Wagner's Operatic Apprenticeship  The Bruckner Problem Simplified [1969, revised 1975] The Fact's Concerning Mahler's Tenth Symphony  Mahler's Melodic Thinking [1972?]** The Word and the Deed: Mahler and his Eight Symphony  Delius: A Centenary Evaluation  Delius and Form: A Vindication  The Unity of Beethoven's Last Quartets  Strauss, Stravinsky, and Mozart  Shakespeare Into Music  Reading and Re-reading Wuthering Heights ** Reactionary  The Lennon-McCartney Songs  The Futility of Music Criticism  The Future of Musical Language [1958?]** The Future of The Language of Music 
* Year of first publication, usually in a periodical, although three of the pieces (**) were originally given as BBC broadcast talks
For my part, Deryck Cooke is one of the strongest pieces of evidence in existence that supports the wild hypothesis that there is no God - or the even wilder one that if there is, He is certainly a nasty fellow. Otherwise he would never have allowed Deryck Cooke's premature death in 1976, aged only 57.Read more ›
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