Gordon Jacob - a Centenary Biography
by Eric Wetherell
DATE WRITTEN: 1995
Gordon Jacob overcame early personal setbacks to become one of the most respected British composers of the 20th Century. Despite the tragedy of bereavement and the trauma of frontline war action, he retained his optimism, humour, love of life and desire to create music throughout his life. His insatiable curiosity that took in so much of life was particularly focused on all aspects of his "craft", down to the details of each instrument's strengths and foibles: this produced work with a close fit to the instruments written for, and widely admired expertise in achieving desired texture and atmosphere.
This book gives a look at Gordon Jacob's life and career, giving an insider's look at the interactions between many top (mostly British) musicians and the wider context of 20th Century events.
Photographs and a selected list of published works are included.
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Thames Publishing, ISBN 0 905210 84 0