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Foreman, Lewis: Farewell My Youth (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780859677936

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Subtitle: And Other Writings by Arnold Bax

Department: Biographies & Reference - Books & Literature (Classical)

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2nd Revised Edition
234 x 156 mm
296 pages
Farewell My Youth is Arnold Bax's autobiography, published in 1943 when the composer was sixty. The text concentrates on events in British music prior to 1914 and includes descriptions of Bax's childhood, his time at the Royal Academy of Music, his meeting with Elgar and his travels in Europe(1906-7). After Europe, Bax discovered the poet Yeats and travelled extensively in Ireland, finally leaving the country in 1916. Arnold Bax also met Sibelius and Schoenberg, while reflections on Beecham and British music of the period are also present.
The book is thoroughly enhanced by a new introduction by Lewis Foreman who has also added notes. 80 photographs lend to the atmosphere of the period in this important source for our knowledge of British music before the first world war.

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