Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty by Pamela BlevinsIvor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty by Pamela Blevins

Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty

byPamela Blevins

Hardcover | November 20, 2008

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This dual biography of Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott tells the dramatic
story of two geniuses who met at the Royal College of Music in 1911 and
formed an unlikely partnership that illuminated and enriched the musical
and literary worlds in which they moved. Gurney's poetry and songs have
taken their place as part of the inheritance of England. Scott,
Gurney's strongest advocate, emerges from his shadow for the first time.
Her own remarkable achievements as a pioneering music critic,
musicologist, advocate of contemporary music and women musicians place her among the most influential and respected women of her generation.
Based on original research, this is the first biography of Gurney since
1978 and the only biography of Scott. It offers new, in-depth
perspectives on Gurney's attempts to create music and poetry while
struggling to overcome the bipolar illness that eventually derailed his
genius, and restores Marion Scott's rightful place in music history.
Pamela Blevins is a former journalist and managing editor of Signature, a magazine about women in classical music. She has published widely on British composers and poets.


Title:Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and BeautyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.88 inPublished:November 20, 2008Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1843834219

ISBN - 13:9781843834212

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