The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics

The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics

by David Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 052158292X

ISBN-13: 9780521582926

Pub. Date: 01/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This multi-faceted study looks in detail at the music and thought of Michael Tippett. David Clarke shows how Tippett has roots in the nineteenth century and also reveals his connections with larger developments in Western cultural thinking. The book is made distinctive by its strong interdisciplinary element. It relates observations on the music to ideas in

Overview

This multi-faceted study looks in detail at the music and thought of Michael Tippett. David Clarke shows how Tippett has roots in the nineteenth century and also reveals his connections with larger developments in Western cultural thinking. The book is made distinctive by its strong interdisciplinary element. It relates observations on the music to ideas in literature, philosophy and literary theory and addresses issues concerned with modernity and postmodernity. Tippett's homosexuality is also considered as a factor in his makeup as a composer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521582926
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2015
Series:
Music in the Twentieth Century Series, #15
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; References to Tippett's scores and essays; 1. Tippett and the 'world vision' of modernity; 2. The significance of the concept 'image' in Tippett's musical thought: a perspective from Jung; 3. Back to Nietzsche? Transformations of the dionysiac in The Midsummer Marriage and King Priam; 4. Metaphysics in a cold climate: The Vision of Saint Augustine; 5. 'Shall we ...? Affirm!' The ironic and the sublime in The Mask of Time; 6. The meaning of 'lateness': mediations of work, self and society in Tippett's Triple Concerto; 7. The golden bird and the porcelain bowl: Byzantium and the politics of artefacts; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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