Vaughan Williams and the Symphony.
London, Toccata Press. 2003..
First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards and dust jacket. Vaughan Williams' nine symphonies are among the finest pieces of music written in the 20th century; they are certainly among the greatest works by any British composer. Vaughan Williams has been consistently denied his rightful place in twentieth-century music and in the history of the symphony. Pike in his investigation demonstrates that at least five of the symphonies can stand comparison with the best. Fine in fine dust jacket.