Destiny: The Extraordinary Career of Pianist Eileen Joyce
By David Tunley, Victoria Rogers and Cyrus Meher-Homji. In depth essays examining Joyce's studies in Germany, her concert appearances, her starring roles on film and her acclaimed recordings.
By David Tunley, Victoria Rogers and Cyrus Meher-Homji
Born in Tasmania, the Australian pianist Eileen Joyce was destined for the great concert halls of the world and a career that established her at the international pinnacle of twentieth-century pianism. In-depth essays in this book examine her studies in Germany, her appearances as a glamorous concert artist, her starring roles on film, her fascination with the harpsichord and embrace of early music, and her many acclaimed recordings. With listings of Joyce’s concerto and solo recital repertoire and the most complete discography to date, this is an informative new account of the extraordinary career of a consummate artist.
FOREWORD by Piers Lane
PREFACE by David Tunley and Victoria Rogers
An unusual childhood for an international concert pianist (David Tunley with Jean Farrant)
Leipzig and London: Mastering the art of technical and musical refinement (David Tunley)
An extraordinary career unfolds (Victoria Rogers)
The celluloid piano: At the movies with Eileen Joyce (Victoria Rogers)
Seduced by the harpsichord: Eileen Joyce and the early music movement (Victoria Rogers)
Eileen Joyce and the gramophone: The recording career (Cyrus Meher-Homji)
Epilogue (David Tunley, Victoria Rogers and Cyrus Meher-Homji)
With 5 appendices, index and 27 illustrations
2017 | xix, 220 p. | ISBN: 9780734037862 (paperback) | RRP $55.
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