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H. Balfour Gardiner

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ISBN-10: 052161922X

ISBN-13: 9780521619226

Edition: 2005

Authors: Stephen Lloyd

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This is the first study of the life and music of Balfour Gardiner (1877 1950), a composer of some distinction and a generous patron of British music. But it is necessarily more than the story of just one man: it is an account of many friendships (chiefly musical) during that exciting period of British music's struggle out of mediocrity to prominence. It was Balfour Gardiner who, before the First World War, launched in Queen's Hall a remarkable series of concerts that did much to establish the reputations of several young composers. It was he, too, who made possible in a war-torn England the first performance of Holst's The Planets, and who gave considerable assistance to his close friend…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of illustrations
One of the Frankfurt Group 1877-1901
A civilised being 1902-1903
Hampshire folk-song collecting 1903-1906
Delius, Beecham and Hardy 1907-1911
a place of enchantment 1909-1911
Oriana will sing for me 1912-1913
Full of unexpected harmonies 1912-1914
The wasted years 1914-1919
Philharmonic patronage 1919-1922
None shall revive the flame that perisheth 1922-1924
My substituted occupation 1919-1927
If I might have two rows of trees 1927-1933
This is a terrible time 1934-1936
We are growing old 1937-1950