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Arts in Residence Programme 2004-5



Malcolm Arnold - Rogue Genius: For anyone wanting to get to know and understand Britain's greatest living composer, up close and in intimate detail, this illuminating book now takes pride of place: it is absolutely essential reading.The Life and Music of Britainís most misunderstood composer by Anthony Meredith and Paul Harris [PSe]

British Music: I enjoyed reading this Journal and am resolved to ensure I catch up with it annually from now on. I liked the balance between detailed musical discussion and entertaining biography. The Journal of the British Music Society Volume 26 2004

GERALD FINZI: Finzians who may have joined the ‘select’ since 1997 should be reminded of this book and should order it now. It remains uniquely valuable. A Bio-Bibliography by John C. Dressler Greenwood Press 1997 xiii, 200pp £55.50 Hardback ISBN 0 313 28693 0.[RB]

Alan RAWSTHORNE - An essential purchase for Rawsthorne enthusiasts, for those wanting total documentation of the first golden age of the British film industry and other outright enthusiasts of the genre and era A Bio-Bibliography By John C. Dressler Music Bio-Bibliographies No. 97 (ISSN: 0742-6968) Praeger Publishers. Westport, Conn. 2004. 382 pages LC 2004053431. ISBN 0-313-30589-7 $99.95 [RB]

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The State Opera of South Australia's Der Ring des Nibelungen - Australia's first, and seen in its entirety in a single week - premiered at the Adelaide Festival between 16 - 22 November. Read the review here.

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