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Harrison Birtwistle's operas and music theatre

Author: David Beard
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Music since 1900.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A definitive source study of the stage works of Harrison Birtwistle, one of Britain's foremost living composers.

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Named Person: Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Beard
ISBN: 9780521895347 0521895340
OCLC Number: 784576342
Description: xvii, 469 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: The roots of Birtwistle's theatrical expression : from pantomime to Down by the Greenwood Side --
Punch and Judy : parody, allusion and the grotesque --
The Mask of Orpheus : 'lyrical formalism', time and narrative --
Yan Tan Tethera : pastoral labyrinths and the scene-agent ratio --
The shadow of opera : dramatic narrative and musical discourse in Gawain --
'A face like music' : shaping images into sound in The Second Mrs Kong --
Corporeal music : Bow Down, The Io Passion and The Corridor 270 Artaud's 'true' theatre --
The Last Supper and The Minotaur : eyes 'half filled and half deserted'.
Series Title: Music since 1900.
Responsibility: David Beard.

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'Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatre can certainly be considered the definitive study of its subject.' Classical Net (classical.net)

 
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