Read books British Musical Modernism : The Manchester Group and Their Contemporaries by Philip Rupprecht free online
Category: 20th Century & Contemporary Classical Music|
The author of the book: Philip Rupprecht
Edition: Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Date of issue: 05 Jul 2015
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 935 KB
City - Country: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Full description of the book British Musical Modernism : The Manchester Group and Their Contemporaries:British Musical Modernism explores the works of eleven key composers to reveal the rapid shifts of expression and technique that transformed British art music in the post-war period. Responding to radical avant-garde developments in post-war Europe, the Manchester Group composers - Alexander Goehr, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Harrison Birtwistle - and their contemporaries assimilated the serial-structuralist preoccupations of mid-century internationalism to an art grounded in resurgent local traditions. In close readings of some thirty-five scores, Philip Rupprecht traces a modernism suffused with the formal elegance of the 1950s, the exuberant theatricality of the 1960s, and - in PDF the works of David Bedford and Tim Souster - the pop, minimalist, and live-electronic directions of the early 1970s. Setting music-analytic insights against a broader social-historical backdrop, Rupprecht traces a British musical modernism that was at once a collective artistic endeavor, and a sounding myth of national identity.
About the author Philip RupprechtPhilip Rupprecht is Associate Professor of Music at Duke University. He has published widely on twentieth-century British music and his books include Britten's Musical Language (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and two edited volumes, Rethinking Britten (2013) and Tonality 1900-1950: Concept and Practice (2012). He is also the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, the National Humanities Center, and the Wolfe Institute, Brooklyn College.
Add a comment British Musical Modernism : The Manchester Group and Their Contemporaries
Download EBOOKS British Musical Modernism : The Manchester Group and Their Contemporaries by Philip Rupprecht free