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Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty (Hardback)
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Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty (Hardback)

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Hardback 382 Pages / Published: 20/11/2008
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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.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843834212
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In the cruelly brief space allotted to him, Gurney achieved something lapidary and touching: he reigns as the supreme miniaturist of twentieth century British music. MUSIC & LETTERS [A] fine biography. [...] This biography should go some way toward bringing Ivor Gurney back into our ken. That it suggest we ought to know more about Marion Scott is also useful. FANFARE MAGAZINE A remarkable new biography [...] that fans of Ivor Gurney will certainly appreciate. Blevins has spared no detailed, which makes the book riveting from cover to cover. SUITE101 This new biography...comes as near as we're likely to get to the whole story. For Pamela Blevins has not only researched, sifted and assessed every available source with enormous diligence, but she has brought to the foreground the hitherto under-exposed figure of writer and musicologist Marion Scott, and has thus both widened the lens and concentrated the focus of Gurney studies...both Gurney and Scott [are restored] to their rightful place in musical history. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE The material about Scott is...invaluable...and the book as a whole, with its superb photographs, will prove a vital source for future researchers. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT Draw[s] extensively on the published letters as well as on a good deal of fresh research including an informative investigation of Gurney's bipolar condition...Blevins brings a journalistic zeal to the interaction of these two lives.GRAMOPHONE A striking account of two lives bound inextricably together...beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated. FRIENDS OF THE DYMOCK POETS NEWSLETTER This remarkable volume is a penetrating reassessment of Ivor Gurney...but more than that, a searching consideration of the life and achievements of Marion Scott. CHORAL JOURNAL

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