The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016
What is it?
Edited by Irish Times music critic Michael Dervan this lavishly illustrated book will bring to life this unique art form in Ireland across the last century. The Invisible Art makes a great gift for anyone interested in Irish music. A must-have on any music lover's bookshelf.
The book examines the work of Irish composers from before the founding of the Irish state right up to the twenty-first century. From valiant pioneers struggling against the tide to confident, highly individual twenty-first-century voices, it also highlights the difficulties musical creators faced in securing a clearly defined place in wider Irish society.
This book brings to life the music of a nation: from Rhoda Coghill's cantata Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, to Gerald Barry's irreverent operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The views of the composers themselves are coupled with contributions by leading interpreters and experts to make for a rich narrative in this lavishly illustrated homage to an underappreciated art.
Who wrote it?
Edited by Michael Dervan
What size is it?
25 X 22 x 4 cm approx. 296 pages with colour illustrations and photographs
How can I get it?
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