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Harrison Birtwistle - Man, Mind, Music

Cross, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0801486726 / ISBN 13: 9780801486722
Verlag: Cornell University Press, 2000
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Paperback, F. xiv+295pp, index, a fine copy. New. Critical study of the life and music of the abstract British composer Harrison Birtwistle 350 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41084

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Titel: Harrison Birtwistle - Man, Mind, Music

Verlag: Cornell University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Soft cover

Auflage: 1st US edition..

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle is the most original, the most challenging, and the most controversial British composer of our time. His notoriously angular music is at once defiantly modernist and deeply indebted to the traditions, medieval and modern, of English music.Birtwistle composes for ensembles of every size and shape but is perhaps best known for his music for the opera stage. His opera Gawain, possibly his most famous work, is fully characteristic in its marriage of a modernist musical language and a mythic subject.Accessible to anyone with an interest in modern music, this book uncovers the sources of Birtwistle's art and presents a critical account of his musical, dramatic, and aesthetic preoccupations through an exploration of such topics as theater, myth, ritual, pastoral, pulse, and line. It places Birtwistle in a broad cultural context, examining the composers and painters who have influenced his work.

About the Author:

Jonathan Cross is Lecturer in Music at the University of Bristol. He has written and lectured widely on twentieth-century music, and is the author of The Stravinsky Legacy. He is associate editor of Music Analysis.

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