HUMPHREY BURTON: In My Own Time

HUMPHREY BURTON: In My Own Time

An Autobiography The Boydell Press This splendidly produced, generously proportioned tome gives the reader valuable insights into the life and times of Humphrey Burton, surely one of the 20th century’s most influential figures in the field of classical music. The text...
THE MUSIC OF FREDERICK DELIUS

THE MUSIC OF FREDERICK DELIUS

Jeremy Dibble Boydell Press If all you knew of Delius was Brigg Fair you would think he was an English composer.  If all you knew was Appalachia or the Florida Suite you would think he was an unusually good American one. If it were the Song of the High Hills, then...
Ernest John MOERAN: His Life and Music

Ernest John MOERAN: His Life and Music

Ian Maxwell THE BOYDELL PRESS (355 pages) Ian Maxwell has been examining and researching the life and work of E J Moeran for over 15 years and this book is the distillation of these efforts into a magnificent book detailing his conclusions.  The scholarship is...
ACOUSTICS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

ACOUSTICS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Raf Orlowski www.crowood.com (£20) This is ‘simply’ a book about sound.  Except it is not simple at all.  For such a commonplace entity, its control and dissemination is a hugely complex matter, encompassing our experiences ranging from concert halls to...
Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture

Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture

Julian Anderson with Christopher Dingle BOYDELL PRESS 9781783274987  Here we have another beautifully produced and thought-provoking text from the Boydell Press. It features on this occasion the music and thoughts of the composer Julian Anderson, who is...