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Britten's musical language

Author: Philip Ernst Rupprecht; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2001.
Series: Music in the 20th century; ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]); ([Music in the 20th century])
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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Examines Britten's fusion of verbal and musical sound in opera and song.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ernst Rupprecht; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 0521631548 9780521631549
OCLC Number: 558436885
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2009. includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) ([Music in the 20th century]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Description: ix, 358 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments; 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; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Music in the 20th century; ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]); ([Music in the 20th century])
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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