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Sunday, April 28, 2024

🎹 Music by Ursula Creighton, Featured Music Books by iServalan™ #music #education #appreciation

Ursula Creighton, a pianist and piano teacher, left her mark in the world of music. Although not widely known, her passion for music shines through her work. Let’s explore some aspects of her musical journey:

  1. LibriVox Recording: Ursula Creighton’s book titled “Music” is available as a LibriVox recording. In this delightful work, she shares her love for music, discussing various topics such as early music, Greek music, folk music, rhythm, melody, harmony, and qualities of sound. Her fresh and unconventional perspective makes this book an enjoyable read for music enthusiasts1.

  2. Background: Ursula Creighton studied and taught at the Royal Academy of Music. Her influence extended to the early 20th century, and she continued to inspire even in her later years, despite facing health challenges2.

  3. Other Works: Besides “Music,” Ursula Creighton authored other books related to music. For instance, her work titled “Music (The Simple Guide Series)” was published by Chatto and Windus in 19283.

In summary, Ursula Creighton’s passion for music resonates through her writings, making her a cherished figure in the world of musical appreciation. 🎶📚

by Ursula Creighton

LibriVox recording of Music by Ursula Creighton.
Read in English by Martha H. Weller.

"So many books are written for beginners on the appreciation of music that I can be thankful that advancing age makes it unnecessary for me to read them, and when I do have to look into any of them I wonder whether the young people of to-day derive as much pleasure from them as I did at eighteen from reading Sir John Hawkins’ History of Music. But I have read this book of Mrs. Creighton’s with much enjoyment, for she is a musician who enjoys music herself and has the art of conveying that enjoyment to others. She has had enough experience as a teacher of the pianoforte to understand the minds of youthful readers, but she has the good fortune to have had no experience of lecturing to appreciation classes. This gives her book a fresh and unconventional point of view. She does not trouble her readers with a mass of historical detail, but talks about the music which she has herself heard and enjoyed. She spares us the well-worn (and in most cases unauthenticated) anecdotes about the great composers ; she prefers to tell us things which help us to realize the social environment in which they lived and made their music. It is a book for those who enjoy music and like to read about it for their own pleasure rather than from fear of examinations ; and one advantage of its discursiveness is that it can be enjoyed by those who like to read comfortably, dipping here and there at haphazard." (from Preface, by Edward J. Dent)

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