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Portrait of Walton Clarendon Paperbacks

Michael Kennedy

Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198167059 / ISBN 13: 9780198167051
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Title: Portrait of Walton Clarendon Paperbacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Paperback. 368 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.6in. x 0.9in.In this biography by one of Englands foremost writers on music, William Waltons personality emerges in all its complexity and self-contradiction. Michael Kennedy portrays a creative artist completely committed to his art yet plagued by misgiving and doubts, prey to insecurity and frustration, vulnerable to criticism, and jealous of the achievement of others. At the same time he was witty and generous, bore no grudges, and enjoyed the loyalty of a host of friends. Appointed his biographer by the composer himself, Kennedy has had access to correspondence with many of the friends and colleagues who were important in Waltons life, among them Siegfried Sassoon, Benjamin Britten, Malcolm Arnold, and Andr Previn. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780198167051

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Synopsis: In this biography by one of England's foremost writers on music, William Walton's personality emerges in all its complexity and self-contradiction. Michael Kennedy portrays a creative artist completely committed to his art yet plagued by misgiving and doubts, prey to insecurity and frustration, vulnerable to criticism, and jealous of the achievement of others. At the same time he was witty and generous, bore no grudges, and enjoyed the loyalty of a host of friends. Appointed his biographer by the composer himself, Kennedy has had access to correspondence with many of the friends and colleagues who were important in Walton's life, among them Siegfried Sassoon, Benjamin Britten, Malcolm Arnold, and André Previn.

About the Author: Michael Kennedy is Chief Music Critic, Sunday Telegraph.

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