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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:

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5p3/page-frederick-
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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.

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