Bruce Wood: Purcell - An Extraordinary Life

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Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Composer: Henry Purcell
Format: Books | Biography
In this vivid portrait, Bruce Wood illuminates the sometimes shadowy figure of Henry Purcell, richly evoking the atmosphere of 17th-century England - full of intrigues and plots. By interweaving the events during an unparalleled period of social and political change with the life and music of Purcell, Wood creates an account of this elusive English genius that is hard to put down.

'The quality of the writing, the concision, colour and grittiness of the narrative, sets this book apart from all others on the subject.' Professor Sir Curtis Price

ISBN: 9781860962981
Published on: 17 July 2009
No of pages: 192
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860962981
 
     

      Musicroom Reviews

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      5
      De loin la meilleure biographie écrite sur Purcell à ce jour. L'auteur connaît l'époque par coeur, évite les écueils, résoud avec bon sens quelques énigmes, écrit dans un style alerte et beau. A recommander absolument pour tous les lecteurs de l'anglais qui aiment Purcell.
      Anonymous - (QUIMPER, France)