The second and concluding volume of Stephen Walsh's authoritative and acclaimed biography of Igor Stravinsky.
Stephen Walsh is a critic and musicologist who has written and broadcast extensively on Stravinsky and many other aspects of twentieth-century music. He was for some years a music critic with the Observer and The Times, and now writes for the Independent. The widely praised first volume of the present biography, Stravinsky- A Creative Spring, won the Royal Philharmonic Society prize for best music book of the year 2000. Stephen Walsh currently holds a personal chair in the music department of Cardiff University.
"Huge...Precise and sensitive, sensible in sorting through some
tricky issues and - not least - quite beautifully written" -- Greg
Sandow * Scotsman *
"Exhaustive and eloquent" -- Michael Kimmelman * New York Review of Books *
"A masterly biography, both broad and deep" -- Peter Conrad * Observer *
"One of the finest music biographies of our age" -- Damian Thompson * Daily Telegraph *
"Whether taken on its own or with the first volume, this is a magnificent work of biography... A stunning achievement" -- Simon Heffer * Literary Review *