The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Brilliant and the Dark / Edition 1

The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Brilliant and the Dark / Edition 1

by Paul R.W. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859283810

ISBN-13: 9781859283813

Pub. Date: 02/06/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

"Arnold's turbulent life has permeated his music to a greater degree than probably any other British composer as Paul Jackson reveals in this illuminating account. Interweaving biographical details with close analyses of Arnold's major works, particularly the nine symphonies, and drawing on sketch materials never previously examined, Jackson provides fascinating…  See more details below

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"Arnold's turbulent life has permeated his music to a greater degree than probably any other British composer as Paul Jackson reveals in this illuminating account. Interweaving biographical details with close analyses of Arnold's major works, particularly the nine symphonies, and drawing on sketch materials never previously examined, Jackson provides fascinating insights into Arnold's compositional process, and the ideas informing works such as the John Field Fantasy and the 7th Symphony." Extensive interviews with Arnold himself as well as with his family, friends and colleagues add further perspectives on his relationships with fellow composers and musicians, publishers, critics and family. A combination of joie de vivre and periods of depression and personal tragedy, Arnold's life has mirrored his music in its combination of seemingly disparate elements that make a compelling whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859283813
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Musical Examples
Acknowledgements
Foreword
11921-39: 'I didn't want to be called Fatty'1
21940-49: 'I just sat in the room and cried'17
3Films, 1947-69: 'Solving jigsaw puzzles'41
41950-59: 'Hats off, gentlemen!'57
51960-65: 'But I'm beastly to everyone!'95
61966-72: 'More than life itself'125
71973-79: 'Drinking the Liffey dry'149
81980-89: 'My friends forsake me'183
91990-2001: 'The grand, grand old man'203
Notes219
App. AList of Compositions227
App. BList of Films241
App. C: Discography245
Bibliography261
Index265

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