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Staking out the territory : and other writings on music

Author: Hugh Wood; William Scott
Publisher: London : The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust in association with Plumbago Books, 2007.
Series: Poetics of music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of the writings of Hugh Wood - composer, teacher and writer - with eight illustrations by William Scott. It addresses his own experience and maps out the historical and cultural context  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wood, Hugh.
Staking out the territory.
London : The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust in association with Plumbago Books, 2007
(OCoLC)649639371
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Wood; William Scott
ISBN: 9780955608711 0955608716
OCLC Number: 156824755
Notes: Rough circles consists in its entirety of color reproductions of 8 paintings by William Scott.
Description: xii, 209 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Staking out the territory. Viewpoint (1954) ; The Composer speaks (1970) ; Staking out the territory (1973) ; Teachers and pupils (1980) --
Finding your own voice. Thoughts on a modern quartet (George Rochberg's String Quartet No. 3) ; May I quote you? --
Thinking about composers. Beethoven ; Frank Bridge and The land without music ; Edward Elgar: A personal reflection ; A photograph of Brahms --
Memories and tributes. Stravinsky ; Dallapiccola ; Schoenberg 25 years on ; Hans Keller 1919-85 ; Derrick Puffett 1946-96 --
Rough Circles / illustrations by William Scott --
Concert hall essays (1973-78). Life, mortality, music and time (Birtwistle's Triumph of time) ; Falling into the public domain (Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Wesendonk Lieder and Siegfried Idyll) ; The honest listener (Stockhausen's Gruppen) ; A philosophical opera (Schoenberg's Moses und Aron) ; An imaginary Andalusia (Ibéria from Debussy's Images) ; Holding a perfect balance (Beethoven's Emperor Concerto) ; The roots of art in life (Brahms's First Symphony) ; Rendering the peasant soul (Stravinsky's Les noces) ; Forces from outside the West (Holst's The Planets) ; After a lost war, comedies (Schoenberg's Serenade) ; Entering the last style (Debussy's Jeux) ; Running faster than the scientist (Schoenberg's Die Jakobsleiter) ; A furthest point of exploration (Schoenberg's Die glückliche Hand) --
Chamber music essays (1991-93). Bariolage à la Berg (Berg's String Quartet, Op. 3) ; A very beautiful cat (Ravel's String Quartet in F) ; An inordinate amount of work (Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor) ; The early days of the waltz (Johann Strauss I and Joseph Lanner) ; A last great monument (Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht) ; 255 combinations (Mendelssohn's Octet) ; The world of the scarlet tanager (Dvorák's String Quartet in F, Op. 96) --
List of Other Programme Essays --
Reviews for the Times Literary Supplement (1999-2006, except 1 (1977)). Arnold Schoenberg ; Leoš̌ Janácek ; Gustav Mahler ; William Walton ; Hector Berlioz ; Edgard Varèse ; Gustav Mahler to Alma ; Michael Tippett ; Igor Stravinsky.
Series Title: Poetics of music.
Other Titles: Rough circles.
Responsibility: Hugh Wood ; with Rough circles / William Scott ; introduced by Bayan Northcutt.
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(Wood) sticks fiercely to his principles, shows us with acute insight why the music he loves matters. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

 
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