Stravinsky's Sacrifice to Apollo.London : 1930 Stock Code: 45536
NotesFirst edition, first impression. Published May 1930 in an edition of 1,000 copies. "Musicologist, composer, translator, editor, poet, writer, and arts administrator Eric Walter White was born in Bristol, England, on September 10, 1905... An expert on English opera, White wrote The Rise of English Opera (1951) and The History of English Opera (1983). In addition, he compiled A Register of First Performances of English Operas and Semi-Operas from the 16th Century to 1980 (1983). White authored three books on Igor Stravinsky, including Stravinsky: The Composer and His Works (1966), as well as works on Benjamin Britten (Benjamin Britten: A Sketch of His Life and Works,1949; later revised edition titled Benjamin Britten: His Life and Operas, 1970) and Michael Tippett (Tippett and His Operas, 1979). He wrote numerous articles, reviews, entries in reference works, program notes for musical performances, and liner notes; lectured widely on topics relating to music and the Arts Council; organized music festivals; and contributed to several radio programs" (Harry Ransom Center).
Small octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt; with the green dust jacket lettered in black.
Endpapers a little marked from jacket flaps, a very good copy in the slightly soiled jacket with paper reinforcement at head of spine.
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