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National Music and other Essays (Clarendon Paperbacks) Paperback – May 23, 1996

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`to be valued for its direct language from one of our most outspoken musicians' Musical Opinion

`Amidst the engaging self deprecation of tone and idiosyncratic asides, the abiding theme of the collection is of music as a social, unifying activity.' Bayan Northcott, BBC Music
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Product Details

  • Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (May 23, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198165935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198165934
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,642,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Byron Adams on December 21, 2010
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This volume, which is a reprint of Michael Kennedy's edition of the writings of the British composer, is a delight. Vaughan Williams was outspoken, downright, sometimes right, sometimes wrong, but sometimes prophetic. In 1934, Vaughan Williams saw and deplored the commercialism that has grown like a malign vine upon the world of classical music. This book is recommended for anyone who loves Vaughan Williams' music or, for that matter, British music during the last century.
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