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John S. Beckett: The Man and the Music

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Description for John S. Beckett: The Man and the Music Hardcover. As a composite portrait of this complex, paradoxically private figure, 'John S. Beckett' is a fascinating record of an era seen through the character and achievements of a singular individual whose varied career touched many lives. Num Pages: 567 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; 3JJ; 3JMC; AVGC; AVH; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 245 x 169 x 54. Weight in Grams: 1048.
John S. Beckett (1927-2007) is remembered in his native Ireland primarily as a harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach, and in the UK as a conductor of the early music group Musica Reservata. He also composed avant-garde incidental music for radio plays and work by his celebrated cousin, Samuel Beckett, broadcast by the BBC Third Programme, and wrote music for RTE documentary programmes. He was a consummate performer on several instruments and an authoritative, if somewhat controversial, conductor. His taste in music ranged from early to modern, and encompassed folk, ethnic and jazz. Although he once proclaimed that he could not ... Read more

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