Boosey and Hawkes: The Publishing Story - Helen WallaceBoosey & Hawkes, 2007, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.
First in this edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “The invitation to delve into the history of Boosey & Hawkes as a publishing company was irresistible: from Bartók to Britten, Copland to Kodály, Shostakovich and Strauss to Stravinsky, who of any importance had not come under its imprint? Today B&H has contracts with Adams, Birtwistle, Górecki, Lindberg, MacMillan and Reich. Then there was the light music: not a day goes by when we are not reminded of the firm’s success m that area by The Archers’ theme tune. In educational music B&H first published Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, Kodaly’s Choral Method and went on with the innovative violin tutors of Sheila Nelson, Christopher Norton’s Microjazz and many other best-sellers. But this is to scratch the surface of nearly eighty years’ worth of activity, and indeed it would take another, much more thorough-going academic study to uncover all the complex workings of this company and its composers.”