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Notes in Advance By William Glock

Notes in Advance
by William Glock

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The author has been one of the strongest influences on musical life and taste in Britain this century. This book is about musical life in Britain and abroad since the 1920s, written within an autobiographical structure.
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Notes in Advance: An Autobiography in Music by William Glock

Sir William Glock has been one of the strongest influences on musical life and taste in Britain this century, and is especially known as a champion of contemporary music. A student of the piano under Arthur Schnabel in the Berlin of the 1930s, Glock founded the Summer School of Music, which achieved an international reputation for the quality of its teaching of composition and performance. From 1959 to 1973 he was Controller of Music at the BBC, where he initiated the Invitation Concerts, introduced adventurous programmes into the Proms, and was responsible for the controversial appointment of Pierre Boulez as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Considering fundamental questions of composition and interpretation, public appreciation, and the future of music, Glock's revealing autobiography also recalls his relationships with such significant composers as Stravinsky, Britten, Maxwell Davies, and Birtwistle.

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Table of Contents


Early years; university to Schnabel and Berlin, the beginnings of a European outlook; years as music critic; European tour for third programme, 1947; the Summer School of music at Bryanston; the Summer School of Music at Dartington; Mozart; musical underground in 1950s, the score, the ICA; BBC - new staff and new programmes; BBC - transforming the Proms, the music programme; with Boulez; encounters in Japan and the USA; two competitions; the Bath festival; profiles of Roberto Gerhard, Priaulx Rainier and Elliott Carter; my two families; what music has meant to me; appendix - the BBC's music policy. 1963 lecture.

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GOR002631999
Notes in Advance: An Autobiography in Music by William Glock
William Glock
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1991-02-28
237
0198161921
9780198161929
N/A
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