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ANDY CROFT recommends an excellent new book on communist composer Alan Bush
Alan Bush, Modern Music and the Cold War
by Joanna Bullivant
(Cambridge University Press, £75)
THE COMMUNIST composer Alan Bush (1900-95) is usually described as a man of unresolved contradictions, an Establishment figure who was also a dissident, the outsider who enjoyed the comfortable life of the insider.
Bush was Professor of Harmony and Composition at the Royal Academy of Music for over half a century but, on at least two occasions, he was blacklisted by the BBC. When his first piano concerto was performed on... read more

 
4 October 2017 in Art & Culture, Views: 53
Source: Morning Star
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