From late Victorian times to the end of the First World War, Hubert Parry was an outstanding figure in the musical world: a great composer, musical writer, educator and administrator, but also an historian and free-thinker, whose keenness of vision was an inspiration to his many students and whose humility and integrity endeared him to all who met him. And yet he was widely misjudged, prompting his daughter to write ‘This fantastic legend about my father ... that he was conventional, a conservative squire, a sportsman, a churchman ... My father was the most naturally unconventional man I have known.’ For the centenary of Parry’s death in 1918, Michael Trott has written an outline illustrated biography of the great man to give greater access to the many aspects of his inspirational life.
About the Author
Michael Trott is a retired aeronautical engineer with a life-long interest in music, especially that of Parry and Elgar, and lives in Gloucestershire midway between the childhood homes of these two British composers. An Honorary Life Member of the Elgar Society, he has written several monographs on Elgar.
|297mm x 210mm
|138 colour and black & white