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British music and literary context : artistic connections in the long nineteenth century.

Author: Michael Allis
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & amp ; Brewer, 2012.
Series: Music in Britain, 1600-1900.
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This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials, showing that they instead displayed a real confidence and assurance in refiguring literary texts in their music. It explores how literary context might offer modern audiences and listeners a 'way in' to appreciate specific works that have traditionally been viewed as problematic. Issues  Read more...
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Allis, Michael.
British Music and Literary Context : Artistic Connections in the Long Nineteenth Century.
Woodbridge : Boydell & amp; Brewer, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allis
ISBN: 9781846159558 1846159555
OCLC Number: 797917078
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages).
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; List of Figures, Tables and Music Examples; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction British Music and Literary Context; Chapter 1 Parry and Bridges: Music and Poetry in the Invocation to Music; Chapter 2 Stanford and Tennyson: The Musical Promotion of a Poet; Chapter 3 Bantock and Browning: Reformulated Dramatic Monologue in Fifine at the Fair; Chapter 4 Elgar and Bulwer Lytton: Hidden Narrative and the Piano Quintet, op. 84; Chapter 5 Elgar and Travel Literature: In the South and 'Imaginative Topography'; Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Series Title: Music in Britain, 1600-1900.

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This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials.  Read more...

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This substantial anthology is often fascinating... it is well produced, with a useful index, and is reasonably priced. CHOMBEC NEWS [A] welcome work in this subfield of British musical studies. . . Read more...

 
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