Dominic McHugh’s new book supported by the American Musicological Society

The American Musicological Society has awarded Dominic McHugh’s forthcoming book Loverly: The Life and Times of ‘My Fair Lady’ a very generous publication subvention of $3,000 from its AMS 75 PAYS fund. Due out from Oxford University Press in June 2012, the book presents by far the most detailed account of the work’s background and composition yet attempted, and shows how primary sources from the show’s genesis can help give rise to new interpretations. The money from the AMS helps to bring down the book’s list price and make it more affordable for a wider audience.