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Boosey & Hawkes, the publishing story

Author: Helen Wallace
Publisher: London : Boosey & Hawkes, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A rare inside look at the evolution of the world's leading classical publisher and how it works with composers to shape music history. Rather than wage a price war, Leslie Boosey and Ralph Hawkes decided to merge their rival businesses in 1930. Signing Bartok and Strauss and investing in talented young composers like Britten and Copland, the company fully came of age with the acquisition of masterpieces by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geschichte (1930-2006)
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallace, Helen, 1966-
Boosey & Hawkes, the publishing story.
London : Boosey & Hawkes, 2007
(OCoLC)639423545
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Wallace
ISBN: 9780851625140 0851625142
OCLC Number: 122913233
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: 1930-39: Bold moves --
1939-40: War --
1941-42: The Wigmore Hall concerts --
1943-45: "Machiavelian it may be--" --
1946-50: Spoils of war --
1950-58: Going on without Ralph --
1958-64: Crisis and change --
1960-71: History repeats itself --
1966-74: Division and development --
1974-80: Back to Europe --
1980-86: The Boxford years --
1986-95: The Górecki phenomenon --
1996-2006: Music publishing breaks free --
Boosey family tree --
Hawkes family tree.
Other Titles: Boosey and Hawkes, the publishing story
Responsibility: Helen Wallace.

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"A rare inside look at the evolution of the world's leading classical publisher and how it works with composers to shape music history. Rather than wage a price war, Leslie Boosey and Ralph Hawkes decided to merge their rival businesses in 1930. Signing Bartok and Strauss and investing in talented young composers like Britten and Copland, the company fully came of age with the acquisition of masterpieces by Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev. The 1980s saw a new flowering, with impressive signings in America and Europe, but not without internal struggles. Journalist and broadcaster Helen Wallace vividly charts the company's progress through boom years and unexpected financial threats, and reveals how artistic foresight has been balanced with commercial reality."--Global Books in Print.

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