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Beyond Britten : the composer and the community

Author: Peter Wiegold; Ghislaine Kenyon
Publisher: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Aldeburgh studies in music, v. 9.
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With his Aspen award lecture (1964), Benjamin Britten expressed a unique commitment to community and place. This book revisits this seminal lecture, but then uses it as a starting point of reflection, inviting leading composers, producers and writers to consider the role of the composer in the community in Britain in the last fifty years. Colin Matthews, Jonathan Reekie and John Barber reflect on Britten's  Read more...
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Named Person: Benjamin Britten
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wiegold; Ghislaine Kenyon
ISBN: 9781843839651 1843839652
OCLC Number: 898161793
Description: xiv, 298 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: On receiving the First Aspen Award / Benjamin Britten --
'Music is now free for all' : Britten's Aspen Award speech / Colin Matthew --
Britten and Cardew / Howard Skempton --
After the Fludde : ambitious music for all-comers / Christopher Fox --
'A vigorous unbroken tradition' : British composers and the community since the beginning of the twentieth century / Gillian Moore --
'I am because you are' / Eugene Skeef --
'A real composer coming to talk to us' / Tommy Pearson --
Running away from rock 'n' roll / Nigel Osborne --
Finding a place in society ; finding a voice / John Barber --
A matrix of possibilities / James Redwood --
'I was St Francis' / Katie Tearle --
Reflections on composers, orchestras and communities : motivation, music and meaning / Judith Webster --
'Sounding good with other people' / Douglas Mitchell --
'Making music is how you understand it' : Dartington conversations with Harrison Birtwistle, Philip Cashian, Peter Wiegold and John Woolrich / Peter Wiegold & Amoret Abis --
The composer and the audience / John Sloboda --
The composer in the classroom / Amoret Abis --
Unleashed : collaboration, connectivity and creativity / Sean Gregory --
'One equal music' / Detta Danford & Natasha Zielazinski --
Only connect / Peter Wiegold --
Britten's holy triangle / Jonathan Reekie --
Postlude : 'Britten lives here' --
Appendix : A practice / Peter Wiegold.
Series Title: Aldeburgh studies in music, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Wiegold and Ghislaine Kenyon.

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Leading composers, producers and writers consider the role of the composer in the community in Britain today and over the last fifty years.  Read more...

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