• Home
  • music
  • BBC Music in the Glock Era and After
BBC Music in the Glock Era and After
Title Details

192 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: Plumbago Books

BBC Music in the Glock Era and After

A Memoir

by Leo Black and Christopher Wintle

Edited by Christopher Wintle

  • Description
  • Reviews
Leo Black's memoir not only recalls 'the Glock Era and After' in a series of informative, poignant, witty and judicious vignettes, but is also a key text for understanding one of the great ages of British music.
From 1959 to 1972 William Glock, as Controller, Music, stamped his personality memorably on BBC Radio, gathering around him a talented staff that included emigrés and experts in Continental music new and old. Among the young recruits was Leo Black, an intelligent musician with an affinity for singers and Austro-German music. In his 28 years at the BBC - years that extended well beyond 1972 - Black learnt the system, worked with leading BBC figures and musicians, produced countless programmes and discovered his own identity. This memoir not only recalls 'the Glock Era and After' in a series of informative, poignant, witty and judicious vignettes, but is also a key text for understanding one of the great ages of British music. Includes illustrations by Milein Cosman.

Leo Black is the author of Franz Schubert: Music and Belief and Edmund Rubbra: Symphonist, both published by the Boydell Press.
"These memoirs are valuable for the sense of context they cast on the personalities involved. [...] the reader [...] will find much to enjoy, and may well conclude that it attests to the integrity and care with which BBC music was done in the Glock era." MUSICAL TIMES
"[An] intriguing and absorbing book." MUSIC AND LETTERS

Paperback

9780955608759

April 2010

£17.99 / $24.95

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Hardcover

9780955608742

April 2010

Buy

£45.00 / $80.00

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Ebook (EPDF)

9780993377402

April 2010

Buy

£17.99 / $24.99

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Title Details

192 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: Plumbago Books