Shaw's Music: The Complete Musical Criticism in Three Volumes, Volume 1

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Dodd, Mead, 1981 - Music - 910 pages
Although primarily known as a playright, George Bernard Shaw also found profitable work as a music critic. He never formally studied music, but was exposed to music almost from birth because of his musical family, many of whom sang and played a variety of instruments. He also grew up attending many of Dublin's music concerts where he experienced opera and works of the great composers. These volumes contain his numerous music critiques from various newspapers in London and more.

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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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