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A Rebecca Clarke Reader considers the life, works, and career of the English composer Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979). Leading scholars present original research on Clarke's songs, chamber music, and contemporary musical milieu, supplemented with new editions of rare writings by Clarke herself. Readers will particularly enjoy transcriptions of four interviews with the composer herself, where Clarke speaks candidly about her fascinating life.
""There's nothing in the world more thrilling [than composing], or practically nothing. But you can't do it unless--at least I can't; maybe that's where a woman's different--I can't do it unless it's the first thing I think of every morning when I wake and the last thing I think of every night before I go to sleep. And I have it on my mind all the time. And if one allows too many other things to take over, one is liable not to be able to do it. That's been my experience.""
The first complete book in English on this significant and popular composer.