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The life and music of Eric Coates

Author: Michael Payne
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eric Coates (1886-1957) is perhaps the most familiar name associated with British light music, with his memorable tunes including the openings to the BBC's In Town Tonight, Desert Island Discs and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eric Coates; Eric Coates; Eric Coates; Eric Coates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Payne
ISBN: 9781409434085 1409434087
OCLC Number: 756912992
Description: xvi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Light music --
A Nottinghamshire childhood, 1886-1906 --
The Royal Academy of Music and beyond, 1906-1910 --
The Queen's Hall Orchestra and Miss Black, 1910-1918 --
A freelance composer, 1918-1922 --
Maturity and jazz, 1923-1930 --
Success and popularity, 1931-1935 --
A new direction?, 1936-1944 --
The war years, 1939-1945 --
The wilderness years, 1945-1951 --
Renown at last, 1951-1955 --
Envoi and legacy, 1955-1957.
Responsibility: Michael Payne.

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'A thoroughly enjoyable, and meticulously researched, book.' Journal into Melody'At last, here is a scholarly biography of a person widely regarded as the leading figure in British light music... Read more...

 
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