The Music of Benjamin Britten / Edition 1

The Music of Benjamin Britten / Edition 1

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by Peter Evans
     
 

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)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Biographical Note1
1Early Chamber and Piano Music15
2Early Orchestral Music38
3Early Vocal and Choral Music64
4Paul Bunyan95
5Peter Grimes104
6The Rape of Lucretia124
7Albert Herring144
8Billy Budd163
9Gloriana188
10The Turn of the Screw203
11The Prince of the Pagodas223
12A Midsummer-Night's Dream236
13Music for Children257
14Later Instrumental Works294
15Later Vocal Works349
16The Five Canticles401
17Later Choral Works419
18War Requiem450
19The Church Parables467
20Owen Wingrave501
21Death in Venice523
Postscript548
Bibliography566
Catalogue of Works and Index of References in the Text571
Index583

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