The Story of British Classical Music

The Story of British Classical Music

Streaming Music - 2006
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"The story of British classical music is long, rich... and patchy. It embraces major composers of world stature such as John Dunstable, William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten. Just as important, it also embraces a couple of periods of intense creativity peopled by a host of figures all making their own distinctive and enjoyable contributions. But it contains, too, long strecthes in which for varying reasons - including the premature death or decline of promising talents, as well as the dominance of charismatic visitors - native British composers seemed to have little of lasting importance to offer."--Introduction.
Publisher: [Munich, Germany?] : Naxos, 2006
Branch Call Number: Internet
Alternative Title: Naxos Music Library

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