The Music of Hugh Wood

The Music of Hugh Wood

by Edward Venn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754650294

ISBN-13: 9780754650294

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The Music of Hugh Wood provides the first ever in-depth study of this well-known, yet only briefly documented composer. Over the years, Wood (b. 1932) has produced a sizeable oeuvre that explores the established genres of symphony, concerto, and quartet on the one hand, and songs and choruses on the other. Underpinned by an awareness of recent philosophical,…  See more details below

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The Music of Hugh Wood provides the first ever in-depth study of this well-known, yet only briefly documented composer. Over the years, Wood (b. 1932) has produced a sizeable oeuvre that explores the established genres of symphony, concerto, and quartet on the one hand, and songs and choruses on the other. Underpinned by an awareness of recent philosophical, theoretical and analytical concepts, Dr Edward Venn highlights both the technical basis of Wood's music and the expressive force of his work. In doing so, a picture emerges of Wood as an artist of considerable merit and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754650294
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Music Examples

1 Early Years 1

2 Style (I): Melody and Harmony 23

3 Style (II): Rhythm and Form 49

4 From the Four Logue Songs to Scenes from Comus, 1959-1965 69

5 More than One Homage, 1966-1971 89

6 'Wir Wandeln durch des Tones Macht', 1971-1982 117

7 After the Symphony, 1982-1989 153

8 'Many-splendoured things', 1991-1997 177

9 Recent Years 203

Generic List of Works 229

Chronological List of Works 243

Discography 245

Personalia 247

Glossary 255

Bibliography 261

Index of Works 265

General Index 269

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