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Britten's unquiet pasts : sound and memory in postwar reconstruction

Author: Heather Wiebe
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Music since 1900.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the intersections between musical culture and a British project of reconstruction from the 1940s to the early 1960s, asking how gestures toward the past negotiated issues of recovery and renewal. In the wake of the Second World War, music became a privileged site for re-enchanting notions of history and community, but musical recourse to the past also raised issues of mourning and loss. How was  Read more...
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Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Wiebe
ISBN: 9780521194679 0521194679
OCLC Number: 786461122
Description: x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Music and cultural renewal --
"Today on earth the angels sing": carols in wartime --
Realizing Purcell --
Gloriana and the "New Elizabethans" --
Remembering faith in Noye's Fludde --
Ghosts in the ruins: the War Requiem at Coventry.
Series Title: Music since 1900.
Responsibility: Heather Wiebe.
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Heather Wiebe's book looks to the music of Benjamin Britten to elucidate a British postwar vision of cultural renewal.  Read more...

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