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Alan Rawsthorne : portrait of a composer

Author: John McCabe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alan Rawsthorne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McCabe
ISBN: 0198166931 9780198166931
OCLC Number: 60181508
Description: xvii, 311 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Compact disc: Concertante pastorale. Opening section (Northern Chamber Orchestra ; David Lloyd Jones, conductor) --
Theme and variations, for two violins. Theme ; and Variations I-III (Nicholas Ward, Pauline Lowbury, violins) --
Piano concerto no. 1. Second movement, Chaconne (Moura Lympany, piano ; Philharmonia Orchestra ; Herbert Menges, conductor) --
Overture, Street corner (Pro Arte Orchestra ; Alan Rawsthorne, conductor) --
Fantasy overture, Cortèges. Closing section, from letter U (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra ; Lionel Friend, conductor) --
Clarinet quartet. Finale, Allegro risoluto --
Andante teneramente (Nicholas Cox, clarinet ; Redcliffe Ensemble) --
Carol (Martin Hindmarsh, tenor ; Alan Cuckston, piano) --
Symphony no. 1. First movement, Allegro tempestuoso (London Philharmonic Orchestra ; John Pritchard, conductor) --
String quartet no. 2. Finale, Theme, three variations and coda (Flesch Quartet) --
The cruel sea. Prelude ; and Nocturne / arr. Philip Lane (Royal Ballet Sinfonia ; Kenneth Alwyn, conductor) --
A rose for Lidice (National Youth Chamber Choir ; Michael Brewer, conductor) --
Violin concerto no. 2. First movement, Allegretto (Rebecca Hirsch, violin ; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra ; Lionel Friend, conductor) --
Violin sonata (1958). Third movement, Toccata : Allegro di bravura (Susan Stanzeleit, violin ; Julian Jacobson, piano) --
Symphony no. 2 : Pastoral. Finale, Andante (Tracey Chadwell, soprano ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor).
Responsibility: John McCabe.

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John McCabe ... fills the greatest space available to him with erudition and generosity. His book will not soon be bettered. * Paul Griffiths, TLS * McCabe is a sage advocate, and one who addresses Read more...

 
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