Samuel Beckett and Music

Samuel Beckett and Music

by Mary Bryden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184271

ISBN-13: 9780198184270

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Samuel Beckett, one of the century's most original playwrights and novelists, was also passionately interested in music. He once told a friend that all his work had been written for a voice. Samuel Beckett and Music is the first full-length work to deal exclusively with Beckett and music. This collection of essays, most written especially for the volume, brings

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Samuel Beckett, one of the century's most original playwrights and novelists, was also passionately interested in music. He once told a friend that all his work had been written for a voice. Samuel Beckett and Music is the first full-length work to deal exclusively with Beckett and music. This collection of essays, most written especially for the volume, brings together a number of leading composers and academics who analyze their response to Beckett's intense musicality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184270
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Edward Beckett
Introduction, Mary Bryden
Part I: Words
1. Words for Music Perhaps, Katharine Worth
2. Beckett and the Sound of Silence, Mary Bryden
3. The Note Man on the Word Man: Morton Feldman on Composing the Music for Samuel Beckett's Words and Music in The Beckett Festival of Radio Plays, Everett Frost
4. Morton Feldman's Neither: A Musical Translation of Beckett's Text, Catherine Laws
5. Beckett and Holliger, Philippe Albèra (trans. Mary Bryden)
6. End Games, Peter Szendy (trans. Veronica Heath)
7. Marcel Mihalovici and Samuel Beckett: Musicians of Return, Edith Fournier (trans. Mary Bryden)
8. That Time: Samuel Beckett and Wolfgang Fortner, Brigitta Weber (trans. Julian Garforth)
9. 'Something is Taking its Course': Dramatic Exactitude and the Paradigm of Serialism in Samuel Beckett, Harry White
10. Proust and Schopenhauer: Music and Shadows, John Pilling
Interlude: Memories
1. Music in the Works of Samuel Beckett, Walter Beckett
2. Beckett's Involvement with Music, Miron Grindea
Part II: Music
1. Two interviews: Luciano Berio, Philip Glass
2. The Indifference of the Broiler to the Broiled, Roger Reynolds
3. Towards Parole da Beckett, Giacomo Manzoni (trans. Walter Redfern)
4. Songs Within Words: The Programme TXMS and the Performance of Ping on the Piano, Clarence Barlow
5. Between Word and Silence: Bing, Jean-Yves Bosseur (trans. Mary Bryden)
6. Working with Beckett Texts, Melanie Daiken
7. A Note: Dead Calm, Earl Kim
Notes on Contributors
Select Bibliography
Index

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