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Selling Britten : music and the market place

Author: Paul Francis Kildea
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores the effect of commercial and national institutions on the music of one of the foremost British composers of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Francis Kildea
ISBN: 0198167156 9780198167150
OCLC Number: 48515838
Description: xiii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Carrying Music to the Masses. Dots on Paper. The Economics of Genre: Performance. The Economics of Genre: Publishing. The Economics of Genre: Performing Right. An Incidental Market? Selling Britten --
2. Britten and the BBC. Policy, Genre, and Broadcasting in the 1930s. Creating and Losing an Audience. Rehabilitation --
3. The Impresario and the English Opera Group. The Glyndebourne English Opera Company. Albert Herring and the New English Opera Group. Begging for Opera. Making an Opera. The Festival of Britain. The Sorry Tale of Mr. Tod. The Turn of the Screw --
4. The Arts Council's Pursuit of 'Grand Opera'. A Budget for Music. A Further Budget for Music. Billy Budd and Grand Opera. A Coronation Opera. A Case for Grand Opera.
Responsibility: Paul Francis Kildea.
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... frequently fascinating book. * Times Higher Education Supplement * Selling Britten is a fascinating and vigorously written read. * Musical Times * ... a valuable social history that is Read more...

 
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