Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays / Edition 1

Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays / Edition 1

by Philip Brett, Jenny Doctor, Susan McClary
     
 


"Philip Brett changed the way we hear Britten's music, compelling us to listen anew for its sounding-out of political, sexual, and cultural meanings. Brett's richly detailed historical awareness, his supple and subtle theoretical mind, his sheer musicianship—these are qualities clear on every page of this book."—Philip Rupprecht, author of Britten'sSee more details below

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"Philip Brett changed the way we hear Britten's music, compelling us to listen anew for its sounding-out of political, sexual, and cultural meanings. Brett's richly detailed historical awareness, his supple and subtle theoretical mind, his sheer musicianship—these are qualities clear on every page of this book."—Philip Rupprecht, author of Britten's Musical Language

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520246096
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/17/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
George Haggerty
Introduction
Susan McClary

1. Britten and Grimes
2. “Grimes Is at His Exercise”: Sex, Politics, and Violence in the Librettos of Peter Grimes
3. Grimes and Lucretia
4. Salvation at Sea: Britten’s Billy Budd
5. Character and Caricature in Albert Herring
6. Britten’s Bad Boys: Male Relations in The Turn of the Screw
7. Britten’s Dream
8. Eros and Orientalism in Britten’s Operas
9. Keeping the Straight Line Intact? Britten’s Relation to Folksong, Purcell, and His English Predecessors
10. Pacifism, Political Action, and Artistic Endeavor
11. Auden’s Britten
12. The Britten Era

Afterword
Jenny Doctor
Appendix: Philip Brett’s Britten Scholarship
Works Cited
Index

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