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Rite of Spring: 75 Years of ABC Music-Making

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Rite of Spring: 75 Years of ABC Music-Making by Martin Buzacott

For three generations the ABC's symphony orchestras were a jewel in the crown of Australian culture, allowing audiences to hear Rubenstein, tauber, Szell, Beecham, Schwarzkopf, Rostropovich and Klemperer in their primes, while providing career-long employment for Australia's own leading classical musicians. Much less well known is the fact that for many years the ABC's in-house musical ensembles also included full-time dance bands, a military bank and wireless choruses of uncommon distinction. In this ground-breaking study of the complete gamut of ABC music-making, well-known author and music critic Martin Buzacott describes how, often against the odds, the ABC's musical founders - including Sir Charles Moses, Sir Bernard Heinze and William G. James - created a culture of musical excellence whose legacy remains with us today. Based on unprecedented access to the ABC's archives and personal interviews with many leading Australian musicians, the Rite of Spring: 75 Years of ABC Music-Making takes a fascinating journey through a musical history in which all Australians have shared.

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Pages: 448
Size: 6.6 MB
Publisher: ABC Books
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9781743098615 (DRM-EPUB)

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01/20/2017
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