Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

This is an auction for FREDERICK PAGE: A MUSICIAN'S JOURNAL 1905-1983, edited by J M Thomson & Janet Paul.

“Peter Crowe’s series of interviews with Frederick Page undoubtedly provided the stimulus for this volume. Frederick had always been a lively writer from his early reviews in Music in New Zealand onwards: he made his strongest impression with ‘A Musician’s Journal’, a series of articles in Landfall, whose title has been transferred to this book. They proclaimed his discovery of the new music at Darmstadt in the late 1950s and shortly afterwards, his response to music in China. A notable pianist, teacher and incalculable influence on the young, Frederick Page summons up people and places with a vivid, painterly impressionism.”

From the Encyclopedia of New Zealand:

"Frederick Joseph Page profoundly influenced New Zealand musical life through his teaching, writing, broadcasts and concert performances... Page’s personality had elements of the gadfly – he loved needling individuals and institutions he considered pretentious. He never ceased to provoke the examiners from the English colleges of music, and his barbs could irritate many contemporary New Zealand composers. Recorded music was anathema to him, but in his latter years his extreme attitude softened. Above all, his dedication to music and the other arts, especially painting, sustained and fired him, as did his contact with philosophy. His combination of qualities and gifts has proved unique in the musical life of New Zealand..."

More here:

Hardback 1986.

200 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • NZ Post$4.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    Cash, NZ bank deposit

Pay Now includes:

Buyer Protection Learn More