Vaughan Williams (Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1997/10/15
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This biography draws on letters, diaries and personal reminiscences to tell the story of Vaughan Williams. Williams was heavily involved with the English folk movement, Tudor music and hymns, and his creations combined humour and mysticism.
Nevertheless, it was a great read on his overall life, which was impressive. One thing that I REALLY enjoyed and was not expecting, was the authors care to highlight his relationship with Gustav Holst. Thanks to Holst's Planets Suite and his First Suite in Eb, Second Suite in F, I think more people are familiar with Holst as the primary British composer, but it was really RVW who was the brighter star.
I would recommend the book without reservation as it is easy to read, easy to understand and even has some great historical pictures.