Peggy Glanville-Hicks

Composer and Critic

As both composer and critic, Peggy Glanville-Hicks contributed to the astonishing cultural ferment of the mid-twentieth century. Her forceful voice as a writer and commentator helped shape professional and public opinion on the state of American composing. Les mer
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As both composer and critic, Peggy Glanville-Hicks contributed to the astonishing cultural ferment of the mid-twentieth century. Her forceful voice as a writer and commentator helped shape professional and public opinion on the state of American composing. The seventy musical works she composed ranged from celebrated operas like Nausicaa to intimate, jewel-like compositions created for friends. Her circle included figures like Virgil Thomson, Paul Bowles, John Cage, and Yehudi Menuhin. Drawing on interviews, archival research, and fifty-four years of extraordinary pocket diaries, Suzanne Robinson places Glanville-Hicks within the history of American music and composers. "P.G.H." forged alliances with power brokers and artists that gained her entrance to core American cultural entities such as the League of Composers, New York Herald Tribune, and the Harkness Ballet. Yet her impeccably cultivated public image concealed a private life marked by unhappy love affairs, stubborn poverty, and the painstaking creation of her artistic works.Evocative and intricate, Peggy Glanville-Hicks clears away decades of myth and storytelling to provide a portrait of a remarkable figure and her times.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

CoverTitleCopyrightContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART ONE1. Family and Childhood (1912-29)2. At the Albert Street Conservatorium (1930-32)3. At the Royal College of Music (1932-36)4. Vienna and Paris (1936-38)5. Mrs. Stanley Bate( 1938-41)PART TWO6. New York, New York!(1941-44)7. Paul Bowles (1944-47)8. At the New York Herald Tribune (1947-48)9. Virgil Thomson (1949-50)10. Rafael da Costa (1951-52)11. Letters from Morocco (1952-53)12. Hideaway in Jamaica (1953-54)13. Guggenheim Fellow (1955-56)14. The Transposed Heads in New York (1956-58)PART THREE15. Greece (1958-60)16. Nausicaa at the Athens Festival (1960-61)17. Mykonos (1961-63)18. Sappho (1963-66)19. A Season in Hell (1966-70)20. Farewell to Greece (1970-75)PART FOUR21. Sydney (1975-81)22. Honors (1981-90)AfterwordNotesSelected BibliographyGeneral IndexIndex of Glanville-Hicks's WorksBack cover

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Suzanne Robinson is on the faculty of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Australia. She is a coeditor of several books, including Grainger the Modernist.