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Donald Francis Tovey : a biography based on letters

Author: Mary Grierson
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1952.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grierson, Mary.
Donald Francis Tovey.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1952
(OCoLC)639571429
Named Person: Donald Francis Tovey; Donald Francis Tovey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Grierson
OCLC Number: 2129936
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 337 pages : portraits, facsimile ; 23 cm
Contents: Early influences; Miss Weisse --
Pianoforte training; early lessons in composition; Northlands; the Nettleship scholarship --
Oxford --
undergraduate letters; Music v. classics --
Oxford --
conflicting interests; visit to Bayreuth (1897); G.F. Watts --
Oxford --
final year; two post-graduate years --
London debut as pianist, composer, and writer --
London visit of the Meiningen Orchestra; critics and friends; two great projects (1905); visit to the Royal Court at Hanover --
Chelsea concerts; Classical Concerts Society; beginnings of the opera; stress and strain; Casals; opera in Mainz. Crowded years; publication of chamber-music; more friends; the symphony; the Reid Chair of Music --
Inaugural lecture; Edinburgh concerts; war-time tours in Holland; first marriage; beginnings of the Reid Symphony Orchestra --
The Kirkhope Choir; illness of Mrs. Tovey; completion of the opera; 'The Professor'; restoration of Euryanthe; the Moor-Duplex pianoforte --
University teaching; Sunday concert series --
Visits to America; Associated Board publications; second marriage; broadcasting; the struggle to establish the orchestra --
Production of the opera --
Zenith of musical activities (1929-32); orchestral difficulties; conflict with the I.S.M.; breakdown in health, the Cello Concerto --
Recovery; a brilliant season (1934); publication of Essays in Musical Analysis; crippled hands; varying fortunes of the Cello Concerto; summer at Hedenham --
Twenty-first season of the Reid Symphony Orchestra; Mahler's Fourth Symphony; memorable concerts; the Schumann Violin Concerto; the struggle against failing health --
Envoi.
Responsibility: Mary Grierson.

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