Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Boydell Press
Количество страниц: 520
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Imogen Holst , the only child of Gustav Holst, was a composer and arranger of folksongs, writer on music, conductor, and administrator. She also acted as music assistant to Benjamin Britten, of whom she became a friend and close associate. She subsequently continued as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival until 1977, when she retired to devote more time to preparing a thematic catalogue of her father's music. This book offers the opportunity for a full assessment of Imogen Holst's life and achievements, both in her own words and through assessments by noted scholars. Throughout her life she kept a colourful record of her achievements and these form the backbone of the volume, ranging from insightful essays on a variety of musical topics to the daily journal that she kept between 1952 and 1954 at the start of her working association with Britten. Here she provides a unique insight into the professional and domestic life of a major composer, now published in full for the...