This ambitious book professes to be about "melomania
," an excessive love of music, as manifested across multiple modernist art forms.
In 1989 John Mattock and Will Carruthers replaced Rosco and Baines (Nick Hayden would form Rugby unit The Darkside with Baines and Craig Wagstaff, releasing four albums and three EPs including the EP Highrise Love and the much-acclaimed album Melomania
. When they split Roswell would go to Italy, become a TV presenter and actor and release a solo single Girl from Orbit).
NEWMARKET: 6.35 Melomania
, 7.05 Henrietta Holmes, 7.30 Manndar, 8.00 Sweet Charity, 8.30 High Walden, 9.00 Spinning The Yarn.
An interesting feature of the book is the balance between those essays dealing with specific authors/ composers /texts/ musical works, and those of a more generally discursive nature such as Steven Paul Scher's short but stimulating concluding essay 'Musicopoetics or Melomania
: Is there a Theory behind Music in German Literature?' For once dance does not get short shrift, and there are fine contributions from Walter Salmen on 'Round Dance and Dance as Symbols of Life around 1900', and from a much earlier period, Dianne M.
could provide the answer to the Book A Box For A Day's Racing Handicap (2.40) at Lingfield, writes Tom Goff.