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Alan Rawsthorne: Portrait of a Composer

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Alan Rawsthorne is one of the leading British composers of the twentieth century. His music ranges from popular works such as the overture Street Corner to late masterpieces of enormous power, and includes some outstanding film scores. This study explores the man and his music, drawing on a lifetime's knowledge to create a vivid portrait. The volume includes a free CD sampling the range of Rawsthorne's work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198166931
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 340
  • Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements
Prologue: Early Years (1905-25)
1. Apprenticeship (1925-35)
2. Making a Career (1935-8)
3. International Recognition (1937-9)
4. The War Years (1939-45)
5. Broadening the Canvas (1945-50)
6. The Fifties (1951-8)
7. Renewal (1958-63)
8. Personal Statements (1963-6)
9. The Last Years (1967-71)
Chronology Index
Contents of the CD
1. Concertante Pastorale
2. Theme and Variations for 2 violins
3. Piano Concerto No. 1 (Second movement)
4. Overture Street Corner
5. Fantasy Overture Cort├Ęges
6. Clarinet Quartet (Finale)
7. Carol
8. Symphony No. 1 (First movement)
9. String Quartet No. 2 (Finale)
10. The Cruel Sea (Prelude and Nocturne)
11. A Rose for Lidice
12. Violin Concerto No. 2 (First movement)
13. Violin Sonata (1958) (Third movement)
14. Symphony No. 2 (Pastoral) (Finale)

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