This autobiography of renowned pianist/teacher Henry Shirley describes his life as a professional musician in remote New Zealand of the early 20th century. Told with nostalgia and humour the story depicts the way one New Zealander, best known as the composer and performer of the country's first piano concerto, improvised his own version of "Gradus ad Parnassum" - a story that is perhaps unique in the history of music.
192 p. ; 21 cm.
1971 by H. Shirley
To Hazel and Pat for all the nicest reasons.