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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Musical Chairs Reply with quote

I love browsing in secondhand book shops and recently I found a gem which I snapped up for just 4. 'Musical Chairs' by Cecil Gray. In his autobiography, Gray, writer and composer looks back over a facinating life and the personalities that he has encountered. As one of Sibelius's earliest supporters, Gray includes facinating accounts of his visits to Finland to see the master. Its marvellous reading. Here is JS talking about England in 1929, a good 10 years before the outbreak of WW2.

'Today the world is passing through what is perhaps the most critical phase in all human history. It may be difficult for you in your island to realize to what an extent the peoples of the world look to England. If England fails, all is lost: England is the lynch-pin of civilization. And England will not fail--of that I am convinced. When the crisis comes, as come it will, England will find herself again, and will save the world for civilization as she has done before'.

Musical Chairs or 'Between two Stools' was published by Home and Van Thal. Keep an eye out for it in those old bookshops.--kp

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