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John S. Beckett

John S. Beckett

Charles Gannon

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Remembered in his native Ireland primarily as a harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach's music, and in the UK as a conductor of the ground-shaking early music group Musica Reservata, John Beckett also composed avant-garde incidental music, performed on several instruments and was an authoritative, if controversial, conductor.

Music was not his only passion: he was interested in films, the theatre, art and pottery, and loved to travel.

Complex, self-deprecating and private, John's character and achievements are examined with detail garnered from information both published and in archival collections in Ireland and the UK.

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Author Charles Gannon
Publisher Lilliput Press
Publication date 20 May 2016
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781843516651

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