This chapter considers Vaughan Williams's musical aesthetics and his approach to musical historiography. It considers the influence on his writing and musical thought by the philosopher G. E. Moore and the historian G. M. Trevelyan, both of whom were friends of his from university days, and the writer Virigina Woolf. Particular issues of concern include his conception of musical beauty, originality, the relationship between past and present, and the interaction of these features within a national musical community.
|Title of host publication||British Musical Criticism 1850–1950|
|Editors||Jeremy Dibble, Julian Horton|
|Place of Publication||Woodbridge, UK|
|Publisher||Boydell and Brewer|
|Publication status||Accepted - 2017|
- British music
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