Source:Boydell & Brewer Ltd,, Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom ; Rochester, NY, United States, p.xvii, 543 pages : (2023)
Keywords:Biography., Great Britain, Musicians
Includes bibliographical references and index.This first full biography of Edward J. Dent (1876-1957) covers not only his pioneering music scholarship and cultural activities but also his personal crusades on behalf of music and opera, gays, refugees, and the culturally destitute. Drawn from a wide variety of unpublished sources, from behind Dent?s carefully constructed public 0persona of a cosmopolitan gentleman scholar the picture emerges of a more complex and fascinating human being. His seminal works remain fresh and vital and his writing hugely entertaining, while his ideas on the importance of the arts in everyday life are as relevant as ever.