Alan Rawsthorne: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliography in Music #97)

Alan Rawsthorne: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliography in Music #97)

by John C. Dressler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313305897

ISBN-13: 9780313305894

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Alan Rawsthorne was a British composer, film scorer, music editor, author, and radio talk show presenter. At the heart of his musical contribution was a unique blend of European and English 20th-century techniques which concentrated on instrumental rather than vocal music. While most of this volume is dedicated to Rawsthorne's original musical works, the reader's

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Alan Rawsthorne was a British composer, film scorer, music editor, author, and radio talk show presenter. At the heart of his musical contribution was a unique blend of European and English 20th-century techniques which concentrated on instrumental rather than vocal music. While most of this volume is dedicated to Rawsthorne's original musical works, the reader's attention is also drawn to his articles, radio talks, and arrangements of works of other composers. His disposition placed his career in the background of others who were more public; his preference was to write music for its own sake rather than for notoriety and monetary gain. Through the guiding direction of other composers and radio leadership personnel, Rawsthorne created music for the next age as much as for his current time.

This bibliography is comprised of a listing of all known works (completed and uncompleted), premieres and selected other performances (highlighting venues, dates, and performers' names), a discography of both commercially available discs and archival tapes and discs, a 1500-item annotated set of citations of reviews, sections of books, articles and the like regarding the works, Rawsthorne's life and recordings, five appendices (song cycle and multi-section works components, alphabetical works list, Manchester manuscript collection details, chronological works list, works of other composers dedicated to Rawsthorne) and a 25-page index to the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313305894
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series, #97
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Biography

Works and Performances

Discography

Selected Bibliography

Appendix A: Song Cycle and Multi-Section Works Components

Appendix B: Alphabetical Works List

Appendix C: Chronological Works List

Appendix D: Manchester Manuscript Collection

Appendix E: Works of Other Composers Dedicated to Rawsthorne

Index

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