Charles Villiers Stanford: Man and Musician

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Music - 535 pages
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'Jeremy Dibble has written a book which adds substantially to Stanford's reputation and which greatly enriches both British and Irish musical scholarship. It is brilliantly done.' -Irish TimesJeremy Dibble presents the first authoritative, comprehensive study of the life and works of Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), one of the most gifted and influential composers. Dibble reveals how, although perhaps best known for his church music, Stanford was also an eminent symphonist, songwriter, and author of many fine choral works. Cosmopolitan, ambitious, and pragmatic, he was untiring in his efforts to advance the cause of British music during its renaissance at the end of the nineteenth century, promoting the music of his contemporaries, and the many pupils he taught at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music, including Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Howells, Bliss, Holst, and Gurney.
 

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Contents

Early Influences and Impressions 18521870
4
Dublin in the 1850s and 1860s
19
Formative Years 18701887
48
The Cambridge University Musical Society
88
Recognition 18881901
191
Removal from Cambridge the CUMS Jubilee and
242
Shamus OBrien the Requiem and the Leeds Philharmonic
271
The New Generation 19011914
330
1o Resignation from Leeds Patriotism and Political Isolation
386
The War 19141918
415
The Last Years 19181924
447
List of Works
465
Bibliography
488
Index
499
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Professor Jeremy Dibble has been Lecturer in Music at both University College, Cork, Ireland and University of Durham as well as Head of Music Department, University of Durham. He is presently Reader of Music, University of Durham. Professor Dibble has written widely on British music of the Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian eras, has written articles for numerous periodicals, journals, and dictionaries, and has acted as editorial consultant on the music of Parry and Stanford for various recording companies, including Hyperion, Conifer, Priory, and Nimbus, as well as the BBC.

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