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Madeleine Dring: Lady Composer

Wanda Brister and Jay Rosenblatt


This book is the first scholarly biography of Madeleine Dring (1923–1977). Using diaries, letters, and extensive archival research, the narrative examines her career and explores her music. The story of Dring’s life begins with her formal training at the Royal College of Music, first in the Junior Department and then as a full-time student, a period that also covers her personal experience of events both leading up to and during the early years of World War II. Her career is traced in detail through radio and television shows and West End revues, all productions for which she wrote music, as w ... More

Keywords: art song, British women composers, Cabaret song, Madeleine Dring, Roger Lord, piano music, RCM, Royal College of Music, West End revue, woman composer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979312
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wanda Brister, author
Florida State University

Jay Rosenblatt, author
University of Arizona