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The Resource Beyond black and white : my life in music, Roger Woodward

Beyond black and white : my life in music, Roger Woodward

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Beyond black and white : my life in music
Title
Beyond black and white
Title remainder
my life in music
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Roger Woodward
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Language
eng
Summary
This compelling read from the celebrated pianist Roger Woodward offers a fresh take on much-loved musical repertoire and the powerful impact of music on the child artist. His colourful account of controversial adventures, collaborations and witty conversations with contemporary musical pioneers - who themselves were destined to become legends - provides deep personal insight on a wide range of recent and traditional musical masterpieces. The role of the creative artist and the relationship between art and revolution are explored through the seismic changes that transformed Europe in the closing chapters of the twentieth century. From his earliest piano lessons as a five-year-old in post-war Sydney, which were to take him to the great concert halls of Europe and America, Roger Woodward perceptively documents collaborations with the world's most celebrated musicians, conductors and orchestras over a period that has already spanned more than fifty years. His joyous celebration of life describes performances and recordings of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Debussy as well as modern masterpieces that touch upon themes of art and revolution, cultural dislocation and the human rights struggle of the seventies and eighties ending with the transformation of Europe, its musical culture and increased public awareness of fin-de-siecle art music. Part memoir, part manifesto, this artist's recollections of music and musicians, pedagogues and critics are at times highly amusing. If, however, the impact of his experiences with Messiaen, Xenakis, Stockhausen, Otte, Barraque, Boulez, Cage, Feldman, Takemitsu, Part, Donatoni and Dillon sometimes created a controversial reputation for Woodward at crucial stages of his creative development, he managed to emerge unscathed as the unsurpassed master of his art
Summary
Shares the life of the Australian pianist, including his studies in Poland at the height of the Cold War, his lifelong dedication to human rights, and his work with some of the world's most celebrated musicians
Biography type
autobiography
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10447326
Cataloging source
ANL
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Woodward, Roger
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Woodward, Roger
  • Musicians
  • Pianists
Target audience
adult
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my life in music
Label
Beyond black and white : my life in music, Roger Woodward
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Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • ABC under licence by HarperCollinsPublishing Australia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053361007
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 609 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733323034
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:
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
Beyond black and white : my life in music, Roger Woodward
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • ABC under licence by HarperCollinsPublishing Australia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053361007
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 609 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733323034
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

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