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Published in the year of his 50th birthday, this is a biography of the British composer John Tavener, whose "The Protecting Veil" brought him a second wave of popularity. He first came to prominence in 1968 with "The Whale", a dramatic setting of the Jonah story for spectacular forces, including Hammond organ, amplified metronomes, exotic percussion, and actors with loudhailers. He attracted the attention of society hostesses and gossip columnists, and was regularly seen as the escort of Mia Farrow, but the gulf between the ...

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John Tavener: Glimpses of Paradise 1995, Gollancz

ISBN-13: 9780575057036

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