Roger Quilter : His Life and Music (Music)
Valerie LangfieldISBN: 0851158714;
Book DescriptionSuperb new biography... I can't speak highly enough of Valerie Langfield's book. Her analyses of songs is nothing less than a master-class in the art of song-writing. The CD (includes) Quilter recordings which deserve to be far more widely known. RICHARD OSBORNE, OLDIE. The songs of Roger Quilter are a staple of the English artsong repertoire, yet little is known of his life, and his popularity suffered an eclipse in postwar years largely through changing musical fashions. Championed bythe great English tenor Gervase Elwes, Quilter became famous for songs such as 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal', 'Love's Philosophy' and 'Go, Lovely Rose'. The BBC included A Children's Overture in their first broadcast concert, and the success of his atmospheric music for the children's fairy play Where the Rainbow Ends ensured his immense popularity. Access to numerous sources worldwide, many of them unpublished, and extensive interviews with friends and family, have enabled Valerie...
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