A passionate affair: Llewellen Owern and music

Author(s): Margaret Bean

South Canterbury | Secondhand

In 1986 assorted material relating to Llewellyn Owen (1871-1950) was gifted to the Ashburton Museum, and a brief project to learn more about his life -- school teacher, private music teacher, composer, conductor, accompanist and solo performer -- uncovered the intriguing story of a family of four boys and their parents who emigrated from England to New Zealand in the late 19th century. Llewellyn, the youngest son, was briefly a schoolmaster in Ashburton before establishing a thriving practice in the town as a music teacher. With his outgoing nature and appearance in the many reports of concerts and social events that 'ended in dancing till the small hours', it can be fairly said that throughout nearly thirty years of residence Llewellyn and his abilities were in considerable demand. He lodged at least four original compositions with Stationers' Hall in London, and published his music in England and New Zealand. A Passionate Affair contains the scores for seven of Llewellyn's musical works, one of which was discovered during research for this book, as well as a CD of his music


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General Fields

  • : 9781927242865
  • : Steele Roberts Aotearoa Limited
  • : Steele Roberts Aotearoa
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margaret Bean
  • : Hardback
  • : 780.92
  • : x, 205