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The music of Harrison Birtwistle

Author: Robert Adlington
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Music in the twentieth century, 12.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harrison Birtwistle has become the most eminent and acclaimed of contemporary British composers. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive view of his large and varied output. It contains descriptions of every published work, and also of a number of withdrawn and unpublished pieces. Revealing light is often cast on the more familiar pieces by considering these lesser-known areas of Birtwistle's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Adlington
ISBN: 0521630827 9780521630825 0521027802 9780521027809
OCLC Number: 40990200
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and note on sources; Introduction; Part I. Theatres: 1. Violence; 2. Myth; 3. Music and drama; 4. Narratives and rituals; Part II. Roles: 5. Dramatic protagonists; 6. Ceremonial actors; 7. Negotiated identities; 8. Soloists; Part III. Texts: 9. Narration; 10. Fragment; 11. Phone; 12. Expression; Part IV. Times: 13. Time; 14. Pulse; 15. Journeys; Part V. Sections: 16. Verse; 17. Fragment; 18. Context; Part VI. Layers: 19. Melody; 20. Polyphony; 21. Strata; Part VII. Audiences; Notes; Chronological list of works; Bibliography; Index of works; General index.
Series Title: Music in the twentieth century, 12.
Responsibility: Robert Adlington.
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This book gives a comprehensive view of Harrison Birtwistle's music, considering its wider cultural significance.  Read more...

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'... important contributions to our understanding of his importance.' The Wire '... a probing, rigorous discussion of his music. This thoughtful book deserves a warm reception.' Diana Burrell, The Read more...

 
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