Tainted By Experience
A Life in the Arts
by John Drummond
Faber and Faber, 2000, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0571200540
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, protected dustjacket,
'Sir John Drummond is widely known for his commitment to the arts of the twentieth century and for his outspoken views on people and institutions. he was Director of the Edinburgh Festival for five years and Director of the Promenade Concerts - the world's most prestigious music festival - for ten seasons. In charge of arts programmes on BBC2 in the seventies, he later became Controller of BBC Radio 3.
No for the first time he relates his career to his childhood and early years, and reveals the origins of his unmistakable belief in the importance of the arts, especially at the beginning of a new century which seems obsessed with technology on the one hand and nostalgia on the other.'