Summer 1945 • Vol. VII No. 3 Book ReviewsJuly 1, 1945 |

Sir Donald Tovey

Musical Articles From The Encyclopedia Britannica by Donald Francis Tovey. Oxford. $4.00. Essays In Musical Analysis: Chamber Music by Donald Francis Tovey. Oxford. $4.00. The great and almost unique distinction of the late Sir Donald Tovey lay in the fact that he was both a practical musician and a highly articulate writer. He had, in other words—as pianist, conductor, and composer—the experience of music which only those who make it can have, and at the same time the ability to formulate clearly the results of this experience. In consequence his influence was incalculable not only on a whole generation of British musicians but on a large section of the English-speaking musical public, which, through Tovey’s Essays in Musical Analysis and other writings, has come into contact with the thoughts on music of one who contributed in an outstanding manner to its making. And the thoughts themselves are of no superficial kind. Tovey was a man of genuinely deep culture who posse

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Musical Articles From The Encyclopedia Britannica by Donald Francis Tovey. Oxford. $4.00. Essays In Musical Analysis: Chamber Music by Donald Francis Tovey. Oxford. $4.00. The great and almost unique distinction […]

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