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Britten's musical language

Author: Philip Ernst Rupprecht
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Music in the twentieth century, 17.
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"Blending insights from linguistic and social theories of speech, ritual, and narrative with music-analytic and historical criticism, Britten's Musical Language offers fresh perspectives on the composer's fusion of verbal and musical utterance in opera and song. It provides close interpretive studies of the major scores (including Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, The Turn of the Screw, War Requiem, Curlew River and Death
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ernst Rupprecht
ISBN: 0521631548 9780521631549
OCLC Number: 46918279
Description: ix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Britten's musical language --
2. Peter Grimes: the force of operatic utterance --
3. Motive and narrative in Billy Budd --
4. The Turn of the Screw: innocent performance --
5. Rituals: the War Requiem and Curlew River --
6. Subjectivity and perception in Death in Venice.
Series Title: Music in the twentieth century, 17.
Responsibility: Philip Rupprecht.
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'Once one has opened the tough shell of the author's language there are pearls within.' International Record Review 'An important contribution to Britten scholarship.' Musical Times '... clearly Read more...

 
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