Caroline Davison

Captain's Apprentice

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ISBN: 9781529115109
Autorius : Caroline Davison
Leidimo metai: 2023
Leidėjas: Vintage
Puslapių skaičius: 400
Leidinio kalba: Anglų
Formatas: Minkšti viršeliai
Formatas: 196×128
Aprašymas
***WINNER OF THE NEW ANGLE PRIZE FOR LITERATURE******LONGLISTED FOR THE HWA AWARDS***A beautifully written exploration of the world of Edwardian folk music, and its influence on the composer Ralph Vaughan WilliamsIn January 1905 the young Vaughan Williams, not yet one of England's most famous composers, visited Norfolk to find folk songs 'from the mouths of the singers'. An old fisherman, James 'Duggie' Carter, performed 'The Captain's Apprentice', a brutal tale of torture sung to the most beautiful tune the young composer had ever heard.With this transformational moment at its heart, the book traces the contrasting lives of the well-to-do composer and a forgotten cabin boy who died at sea, and brings fresh perspectives on folk-song collectors, the singers and their songs.***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4***'A quirky, fascinating read. Davison excels in evoking English landscapes' Sunday Times 'Animated, entertaining... Presenting a richly complex picture of a subject that can all too easily be shrouded in a sentimental haze' Daily Telegraph

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