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Try Whistling This: Writings About Music

Try Whistling This: Writings About Music

Author: Andrew Ford
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2012. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by light age tanning to the text block.

Perceptive and entertaining, Try Whistling This is a pleasurable journey through music, ideas and history.
Andrew Ford traces the concept of dirty dancing back to the sixteenth century, marvels at the weirdness of Percy Grainger and considers the decision of Wilhelm FurtwAngler to keep conducting under the Nazis. He explores the intersection of words and music, the bugbear of Australian musical identity, and the fundamental importance, in music and in life, of listening.
There are essays based on Ford's acclaimed radio series Music and Fashion, as well as illuminating examinations of music-makers from Mozart to Shostakovich, Elgar to Britten, Cole Porter to Bob Dylan.
In Try Whistling This, a brilliant communicator offers a fresh take on music and changing times.
Author description
Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster, and the author of Illegal Harmonies: Music in the Modern Age and The Sound of Pictures: Listening to the Movies, from Hitchcock to High Fidelity.
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General Fields

  • : 9781863955713
  • : Black Inc.
  • : Black Inc.
  • : June 2012
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 780.10
  • : 812
  • : Paperback
  • : Andrew Ford
  • : 352