Book on Joseph Holbrooke receives International Award

 Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot, edited by Dr Paul Watt (Monash University) and Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes (University of Tasmania) has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Classical Music Division Awards for Excellence by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, USA, 2016.

About the Book

This is the first scholarly work to document the musical life of Joseph Holbrooke, one of Britain’s most prolific and controversial composers during the first half of the twentieth century. Despite doubts in various quarters over Holbrooke’s ability to forge a unique compositional idiom, many of his works were performed to critical acclaim in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Today, Holbrooke’s music is increasingly enjoyed and recorded.

This book is of use for musicologists, musicians and listeners interested in the repertory of the British classical music tradition but also scholars and general readers interested in the ways Celticism, poetic inspiration, and nationalist ideology were expressed in the work of classical composers in the early twentieth century