Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine) is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic of twentieth-century British composers. He was by turns a sensitive songwriter of remarkable genius, a witty and caustic critic, a rare scholar of early music, and a friend of some of the leading figures of the day--including William Walton, Jacob Epstein, and D. H. Lawrence. This is a complete account of this mercurial musician. Barry Smith uses new and often controversial material in telling his real, and frequently outrageous story. Here is the man, the composer, writer, and scholar, from his dangerous involvement in the occult to his long lasting loves and hates--all of which ended by his own hand in a gas-filled London flat on a cold winter's morning in 1930.
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Set in the uncertain years after the first World War, this story tells of a brilliant yet unhappy young man, a sensitive song-writer of remarkable genius, a witty and caustic critic, a rare scholar of early music, and a friend of some of the leading figures of the day. It tells of his dangerous involvement in the occult and its disturbing and long-lasting effects, of his passionate loves and hates, and of dramas of intrigue and mystery, all of which end on a cold winter's morning in 1930 in a gas-filled flat in Chelsea.About the Author :
Barry Smith is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Cape Town, and organist at Cape Town Cathedral.
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