The moving story of Rachmaninoff's years in exile and the composition of his last great work, against a cataclysmic backdrop of two world wars and personal tragedy.
Fiona Maddocks is the Classical Music critic of the Observer. She was founder editor of BBC Music Magazine and chief arts feature writer for the London Evening Standard, and has written for numerous other publications. She is the author of Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age (Faber), Harrison Birtwistle: Wild Tracks - A Conversation Diary with Fiona Maddocks (Faber) and Music for Life (Faber)
Praise for Music for Life (Faber)
'Fiona Maddocks's descriptions are dangerously moreish...a timely reminder of the importance of music.' - Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine
Praise for Hildegard of Bingen by Fiona Maddocks:
'This entertaining book is a revelation.' - Daily Telegraph