Imogen Holst at Dartington
Imogen Holst at Dartington by Peter Cox & Jack Dobbs
Imogen Holst at Dartington. Dartington, The Dartington Press, 1988. 22 cm x 14 cm. 75 pages. With many black-and-white illustrations throughout the book. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare! Includes for example the following essays: A Note on Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst and Chripstopher Martin: Peter Cox / The early years of the Music Course, remembered by the first students / The rehearsing and performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor / Imogen as student-teacher in India: Jack Dobbs etc etc. Imogen Clare Holst CBE (12 April 1907 – 9 March 1984) was an English composer, arranger, conductor, teacher and festival administrator. The only child of the composer Gustav Holst, she is particularly known for her educational work at Dartington Hall in the 1940s, and for her 20 years as joint artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival. She was also a prolific writer on music, producing composer biographies, much educational material, and several books on the life and works of her father. From a young age, Imogen Holst showed precocious talent in composing and performance. After attending Eothen School and St Paul's Girls' School, she entered the Royal College of Music
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