The Music of Benjamin Britten / Edition 1

The Music of Benjamin Britten / Edition 1

by Peter Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198165900

ISBN-13: 9780198165903

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This comprehensive guide to Britten's musical achievement discusses all the published compositions in subdivisions of genre and period, and devotes a separate chapter to each opera. With the help of over 300 music examples and diagrams, Evans demonstrates Britten's mastery of the art of composition. Since this book's first appearance in 1979, Britten's publishers

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This comprehensive guide to Britten's musical achievement discusses all the published compositions in subdivisions of genre and period, and devotes a separate chapter to each opera. With the help of over 300 music examples and diagrams, Evans demonstrates Britten's mastery of the art of composition. Since this book's first appearance in 1979, Britten's publishers have made available a considerable number of works withheld during the composer's lifetime; some are juvenilia, but others date from as late as the Peter Grimes period. In a postscript to this edition, Peter Evans assesses the creative stature of these works and their significance in Britten's development. The catalogue of works now includes these additional titles, and the selective bibliography has been revised.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198165903
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
Biographical Note 1(14)
Early Chamber and Piano Music
15(23)
Early Orchestral Music
38(26)
Early Vocal and Choral Music
64(31)
Paul Bunyan
95(9)
Peter Grimes
104(20)
The Rape of Lucretia
124(20)
Albert Herring
144(19)
Billy Budd
163(25)
Gloriana
188(15)
The Turn of the Screw
203(20)
The Prince of the Pagodas
223(13)
A Midsummer-Night's Dream
236(21)
Music for Children
257(37)
Later Instrumental Works
294(55)
Later Vocal Works
349(52)
The Five Canticles
401(18)
Later Choral Works
419(31)
War Requiem
450(17)
The Church Parables
467(34)
Owen Wingrave
501(22)
Death in Venice
523(25)
Postscript 548(18)
Bibliography 566(5)
Catalogue of Works and Index of References in the Text 571(12)
Index 583

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