Eileen Joyce: A portrait by Richard Davis

by
June 2001, no. 231

Eileen Joyce: A portrait by Richard Davis

FACP, $24.95 pb, 264 pp

Eileen Joyce: A portrait by Richard Davis

by
June 2001, no. 231

In my student days in Europe, I often heard the name Eileen Joyce bandied about as a figure of respect, eccentricity and past pianistic accomplishment. Geoffrey Parsons, one of my enduring musical mentors, regularly spoke of her; it came as no surprise to read in Richard Davis’s recent biography that Parsons collaborated in Joyce’s last major public appearance, at a fund-raising concert at Covent Garden, late in 1981. I rather doubt, however, that many familiar with Parsons’s pianistic stature would readily agree with Davis’s judgment that the ‘power and dexterity’ of the seventy-three-year-old Joyce, who had not performed in public for over a decade, ‘easily’ matched Parsons’s own.

Ian Holtham reviews 'Eileen Joyce: A portrait' by Richard Davis

Eileen Joyce: A portrait

by Richard Davis

FACP, $24.95 pb, 264 pp

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

If you are an ABR subscriber, you will need to sign in to post a comment.

If you have forgotten your sign in details, or if you receive an error message when trying to submit your comment, please email your comment (and the name of the article to which it relates) to ABR Comments. We will review your comment and, subject to approval, we will post it under your name.

Please note that all comments must be approved by ABR and comply with our Terms & Conditions.