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Charles Villiers Stanford : man and musician

Author: Jeremy Dibble
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of Britain's most gifted and productive composers, Stanford (1852-1924) is perhaps best known for his church music, but he was also an eminent symphonist, songwriter, and author of many fine choral works. Cosmopolitan, ambitious, and pragmatic, he was untiring in his efforts to advance the cause of British music during its renaissance at the end of the nineteenth century, promoting the music of his
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Villiers Stanford; Charles Villiers Stanford; Charles Villiers Stanford; Charles Villiers Stanford; Charles Villiers Stanford
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Dibble
ISBN: 0198163835 9780198163831
OCLC Number: 50228748
Description: xvi, 535 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early Influences and Impressions, 1852-1870 --
Dublin, Family, and Friends --
Childhood: Dublin in the 1850s and 1860s --
Formative Years, 1870-1887 --
Cambridge and the Wanderjahre (Leipzig and Berlin) (1870-1876) --
A Promising Future: The Cambridge University Musical Society, Opera, and a Revolution in Church Music (1877-1882) --
The Royal College of Music (1883-1887): Disappointment and Revival --
Recognition, 1888-1901 --
Professorship at Cambridge: National and International Recognition (1888-1892) --
Removal from Cambridge, the CUMS Jubilee, and the Focus of London (1892-1895) --
Shamus O'Brien, the Requiem, and the Leeds Philharmonic Society (1896-1900) --
The New Generation, 1901-1914 --
The Leeds Festival, Knighthood, and the New Generation (1901-1909) --
Resignation from Leeds, Patriotism, and Political Isolation (1910-1914) --
War and Decline, 1914-1924 --
The War (1914-1918) --
The Last Years (1918-1924).
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Jeremy Dibble presents this study of the life and works of Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), one of the most gifted and influential composers. Dibble reveals how, although perhaps best known for  Read more...

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