Alan Rawsthorne: Portrait of a Composer

Alan Rawsthorne: Portrait of a Composer

by John McCabe
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OUP Oxford

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Alan Rawsthorne: Portrait of a Composer

Alan Rawsthorne is one of the leading British composers of the twentieth century. His music ranges from popular works such as the overture Street Corner to late masterpieces of enormous power, and includes some outstanding film scores. This study explores the man and his music, drawing on a lifetime's knowledge to create a vivid portrait.

A complimentary CD provides the reader with a representative sample of Rawsthorne's music. Please note, customers are required to send away for the accompanying CD. To request your copy please email:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198166931
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: BOOK & CD
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Early Years (1905-25)
1. Apprenticeship (1925-35)
2. Making a Career (1935-8)
3. International Recognition (1937-9)
4. The War Years (1939-45)
5. Broadening the Canvas (1945-50)
6. The Fifties (1951-8)
7. Renewal (1958-63)
8. Personal Statements (1963-6)
9. The Last Years (1967-71)
Contents of the CD
1. Concertante Pastorale
2. Theme and Variations for 2 violins
3. Piano Concerto No. 1 (Second movement)
4. Overture Street Corner
5. Fantasy Overture Cortèges
6. Clarinet Quartet (Finale)
7. Carol
8. Symphony No. 1 (First movement)
9. String Quartet No. 2 (Finale)
10. The Cruel Sea (Prelude and Nocturne)
11. A Rose for Lidice
12. Violin Concerto No. 2 (First movement)
13. Violin Sonata (1958) (Third movement)
14. Symphony No. 2 (Pastoral) (Finale)

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