Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams

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In the first years of the twentieth century, Ralph Vaughan Williams led an English musical renaissance. Hubert Parry and Edward Elgar, the fathers of English music in the nineteenth century, took their lead from the German masters. Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst took theirs, exceptionally, from the neglected sources of folk song. The result was a distinctive English voice that changed the culture of a nation. After a long struggle to develop his talents, Vaughan Williams established himself as a composer whose music, through his promotion of folk song and editorship of the English Hymnal, made him a household name and caused his work - most famously The Lark Ascending, Greensleeves, the Tallis Fantasia and nine outstanding symphonies - to be loved by generations in Britain and around the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 155g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753811243
  • 9780753811245

About Simon Heffer

Simon Heffer was born in 1960 and educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read English. He is now a political columnist with the Daily Mail and has previously been political editor of The Spectator and deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph.show more

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