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Tonic to the nation : making English music in the Festival of Britain

Author: Nathaniel Geoffrey Lew
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2017. ©2016
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Tells the story of the English classical music and opera composed and revived for the Festival, and explores how these long-overlooked components of the Festival helped define English music in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lew, Nathaniel Geoffrey.
Tonic to the nation.
Burlington, VT ; Farnham, Surry, England : Ashgate, [2016]
(DLC) 2015044326
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Geoffrey Lew
ISBN: 9781472458230 1472458230
OCLC Number: 953742327
Notes: "An Ashgate book."
Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Old music : British repertory in London --
And new : commissions and premieres --
On stage : festival opera productions --
And off : the opera commissioning scheme --
This is our moment : national elements in festival operas --
Appendix 1. British music performed in the London season of the arts --
Appendix 2. Commissions and premieres in the Festival of Britain --
Appendix 3. Timeline of the open opera commissioning scheme.
Responsibility: by Nathaniel G. Lew.

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