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A music of our own, Peter Walls

Douglas Lilburn, Memories of Early Years and Other Writings  Robert Hoskins (ed) Steele Roberts, $40.00, ISBN 9781927242476 This is the Lilburn centenary year. Concerts are being branded with a special logo – a way of marking the pivotal contribution that…
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Worth playing, Samantha Owens

A Search for Tradition and a Search for Language Douglas Lilburn Lilburn Residence Trust, $24.99, ISBN 9780473183790   When Douglas Lilburn died at his Thorndon home in June 2001 at the age of 85, numerous obituaries, published both here and…
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A troubled solitary, Peter Russell

Douglas Lilburn: His Life and Music Philip Norman Canterbury University Press, $55.00, ISBN 1877257176 What serious music-lover can imagine the world without Bach? Yet we might easily not have had him. For Johann Sebastian was the last of eight children,…
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