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The music of silence : a composer's testament

Author: John Tavener; Brian Keeble
Publisher: London ; New York : Faber and Faber, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author's career has always been in the public eye. In the 1960s his music appeared on The Beatles' "Apple label", and he was one of the youngest composers to be commissioned by the Royal Opera  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Biography
Biographies
Named Person: John Tavener; John Tavener; John Tavener; John Tavener; John Tavener; John Tavener
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tavener; Brian Keeble
ISBN: 0571200826 9780571200825 0571200885 9780571200887
OCLC Number: 42791618
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 210 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: In Retrospect --
Elemental Sounds --
Shock Tactics and Soupy Tunes --
From Rome to Patmos --
Uncreated Eros: Uncreated Light --
'I'm just a piece of music' --
Blow Up the Concert Hall and the Opera House! --
A Land of Poets and Ikons --
Liquid Metaphysics --
Music and Revelation --
Shaping the Resonances --
Six Commentaries --
Mary of Egypt --
The Toll Houses --
Short Choral Works --
The Apocalypse --
Fall and Resurrection --
Mystagogia.
Responsibility: John Tavener ; edited by Brian Keeble.

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"There are few serious composers who strike so resonant a chord with so wide a public as John Tavener. [His] works venerate his devout . . . beliefs; yet like all great sacred music, his compositions Read more...

 
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