The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney

By: [Gurney] Hurd, Michael

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Published in 1978 The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney is a moving and extraordinary account of a tragic genius penned by the composer Michael Hurd. Born in Gloucester in 1890 Ivor Gurney began writing songs and poems in his teens, taking his inspiration from the Severn Valley countryside where he grew up. Sent to the Western Front during the First World War, Gurney experienced desolation and horror that made a profound impression on him. He ended his days in an asylum, but at his death in 1937 he was beginning to be acknowledged as one of England's finest composers. Still, it took several more decades for his work as a war poet to be fully appreciated. Previous owners name on ffep and dj price clipped, otherwise a VG hardback copy. Fading on spine of dust jacket.

Title: The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney

Author/Composer Name: [Gurney] Hurd, Michael

Categories: Composers,

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1978

ISBN Number: 0192117521

ISBN Number 13: 9780192117526

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 000910

Keywords: Music English