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Helen Perkin: pianist, composer and muse of John Ireland

Richards, Fiona (2011). Helen Perkin: pianist, composer and muse of John Ireland. In: Foreman, Lewis ed. The John Ireland Companion. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, pp. 132–146.

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A short article on Helen Perkin (1909-96) is included in this book not only for her role as an important figure in the life and music of John Ireland, but also because she was a very significant performer in her own right throughout the 1930s, and to a lesser extent after the Second World War. As a pianist, Perkin worked in Britain, Europe and Australia. As a composer, she produced a range of works including songs, chamber music, orchestral and brass band pieces, ballet and film scores and a large repertory for solo piano.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 The John Ireland Charitable Trust and the several contributors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 29640
Depositing User: Fiona Richards
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 09:44
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:06
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