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By Sir James Galway

ISBN-10: 0470503912

ISBN-13: 9780470503911

The across the world acclaimed, largely cherished flutist displays on his storied careerSir James Galway is among the most sensible musicians of our time, with a stunning occupation that has spanned 5 many years and lots of genres of tune. Now he celebrates his 70th birthday with a glance again on his terrific profession, within which he has traveled all over the world repeatedly over and made numerous neighbors, together with legends from the worlds of classical and renowned track. He displays at the demanding situations he confronted coming from the poverty of working-class Belfast and making the choice to head solo as a flutist, in addition to the triumphs as he made his approach to the head of his profession.Offers a unprecedented, own glimpse on the lifetime of a contemporary musical grasp whose paintings has ranged around the musical spectrum with collaborators as different because the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chieftains, John Denver, and purple FloydIncludes pleasant tales from Galway's profession of greater than fifty yearsShares the demanding situations of traveling and of melding private and non-private lifeBy turns witty and informative, enticing and encouraging, the guy with the Golden Flute is an enthralling learn for enthusiasts of Galway and his song.

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He hunted for a record and put it on the gramophone. It was the Berlin Philharmonic, he told us, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler. They were playing variations by Hindemith on a theme of Weber’s. The piece has an impressive flute solo, and when the record reached the solo, we were all listening. ” We all gave it the thumbs-down. In the Belfast flute-band tradition, we were letting on that if it wasn’t in 2/4, and it wasn’t called “Old Comrades” or “Under the Double Eagle,” it didn’t fall into our notion of what flute music was supposed to be.

Uncle Joe helped me with the rhythms of the Donizetti. At first, I found the Rubinstein the most difficult, but after I listened to the Palm Court orchestra play it a few times on the BBC, it started to fall into place. ” But in that case listening wasn’t enough: the Viennese style was just too foreign to me. Fortunately, the father of a friend of mine, Billy Dunwoody, was able to help me get into it. When the evening of the competition arrived, my father took me on the bus to St. Anne’s School near Sandy Row, just a few minutes’ ride from our house.

Even if I hadn’t had to contribute to the family exchequer, continuing in school wouldn’t have been my choice. I had liked some of the teachers a lot, especially our English teacher, David Honeyman; our form teacher, James Stephenson, whom we affectionately called “Stabo”; and our social studies teacher, Malcolm McKeown. But what I remember about Malcolm isn’t what he taught us about social studies; it’s his musical side. He was a very fine tenor and performed around town in various musical events.

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