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Author Bridges, Doreen, 1918-

Title More than a musician : a life of E. Harold Davies / Doreen Bridges
Published Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2006


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 W'PONDS  780.92 Davies Bri/Mta  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 185 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Pt I: Putting down roots. Prologue: The Davies brothers - Charles, Harold and Walford -- 1. An immigrant's early struggles and successes -- 2. Organist, choirmaster and conductor -- 3. Early connections with the University School of Music -- 4. Home, family and holidays -- Pt II: Reaching the pinnacle. 5. Elder Professor and Conservatorium Director -- 6. Role on the Australian Music Examinations Board -- 7. The teacher and his students -- 8. The communicator: writer, speaker and broadcaster -- 9. The pioneering ethnomusicologist: recording Aboriginal tribal songs in the outback
Summary "Living astride two centuries, EHD, as he was known, was an intriguing mixture of Victorian conservatism and 20th century progressiveness. He instigated the foundation of the South Australian Orchestra. His many ABC broadcasts explored a range of ideas embracing philosophy and sociology in addition to music, and the Federal Government consulted him on the role of the ABC. EHD's pioneering studies of Aboriginal songs during expeditions to the ouback resulted in his election as Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia. His breadth was unique among his musical peers." --book cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [177]-180
Subject Davies, E. Harold (Edward Harold), 1867-1947
Elder Conservatorium of Music
Musicians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Music teachers -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 1740971205
Other Titles Life of E. Harold Davies