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Thesis Title: Passion and intellect in the music of Elizabeth Maconchy DBE (19071994)
Degree Type: MLitt
Degree Specialism: Musicology
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 2010
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: NUI, Maynooth
No. of Volumes (no. of pages): 1 (289pp.)
Thesis Location / Link: www.eprints.nuim.ie/3983/
Abstract: With a career spanning almost the entire 20th century and an output exceeding 200 works, Elizabeth Maconchy was a composer of extraordinary passion, intellect, and ability. Winner of numerous substantial prizes and champion of new music and young composers, she was a figure of true tenacity in the face of serious illness and difficult circumstances. This study serves as an introduction to the composer's life and music bringing together significant unpublished and previously unavailable material for the first time.

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