The John Ireland Companion

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The John Ireland Companion

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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his death, this book presents new articles by leading authorities on John Ireland and his music, together with transcriptions of his broadcast talks and of interviews with the composer.

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[T]he Ireland enthusiast [...] will enjoy dipping into the contents again and again. FANFARE

[A]n eminently readable [...] volume. MUSICAL TIMES

This impressively large book [...] contains almost everything the reader could wish to know about the composer John Ireland. DELIUS SOCIETY JOURNAL

[An] impressive publication, eagerly awaited and finely produced. BMS NEWS

[A] well constructed and more than comprehensive volume. [...] beautifully produced and copiously illustrated [...] highly recommended. ELGAR SOCIETY JOURNAL

What a cornucopia this is for admirers of Ireland's music, as the 50th anniversary of his death is marked for this year. [...] Many musical examples and some wonderful photographs enhance this splendid, thoroughly recommendable book. CLASSICAL MUSIC

[T]his Companion (and a forthcoming collection of letters) will have to stand as the nearest thing to a true portrait of the man. FINZI JOURNAL

Comprehensive and magisterial. CHURCH TIMES

Any reader interested in the music of John Ireland will find this book a marvellous source of information [...] handsomely illustrated and beautifully produced. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS SOCIETY JOURNAL

In this substantial hardback, Ireland himself is brought to life through sympathetic explanations and pertinent recollections as well as exhaustive listings of repertoire and recordings [...] Much is revealed - a timely opportunity to stimulate or re-excite interest in a considerable composer. GRAMOPHONE

[T]he latest monument to Lewis Foreman's heroic toil for British music. [...] A very impressive achievement. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE [5 stars]

Lewis Foreman deserves a medal for his Stakhanovite endeavours. A bouquet is in order, too, for the superb standards of production and proof-reading. ... [A] mighty achievement. John Ireland has come home. INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

The present volume takes a vitally important place in the relatively sparse bibliographical catalogue of John Ireland's life and music. [...] This book is essential reading for all enthusiasts of John Ireland's music in particular and British music in general. MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL

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LEWIS FOREMAN is author of Bax: A Composer and His Time (Boydell, 2007) and London: a Musical Gazetteer (Yale 2005). Contributors: FELIX APRAHAMIAN, RICHARD ARNELL, BENJAMIN BRITTEN, JOCELYN BROOKE, ALAN BUSH, GEOFFREY BUSH, GEORGE DANNATT, JULIE DELLER, JEREMY DIBBLE, EDWIN EVANS, LEWIS FOREMAN, NORAH KIRBY, FREDERICK LAMOND, PHILIP LANCASTER, STEPHEN LE PROVOST, STEPHEN LLOYD, CHARLES MARKES, ROBERT MATTHEW-WALKER, E.J. MOERAN, ANGUS MORRISON, ERIC PARKIN, BRUCE PHILLIPS, C. B. REES, FIONA RICHARDS, ALAN ROWLANDS, R. MURRAY SCHAFER, MARION SCOTT, COLIN SCOTT-SUTHERLAND, HUMPHREY SEARLE, FREDA SWAIN, KENNETH THOMPSON, RODERICK WILLIAMS, KENNETH A. WRIGHT

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