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Tippett on music

Author: Michael Tippett; Meirion Bowen
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Sir Michael Tippett was born in 1905 and thus celebrates his 90th birthday in 1995. To mark this occasion, Oxford University Press publishes Tippett on Music, a new and up-to-date compilation of his essays drawing on his two published collections Moving into Aquarius and Music of the Angels but also including much new material.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michael Tippett; Michael Tippett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tippett; Meirion Bowen
ISBN: 0198165412 9780198165415 0198165420 9780198165422
OCLC Number: 31130915
Description: xiv, 318 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. The Composer in Context. 1. A Composer's Point of View. 2. Towards the Condition of Music. 3. Art and Anarchy --
Pt. II. Composers Past and Present. 4. Schoenberg. 5. Stravinsky and Les Noces. 6. Purcell. 7. Britten. 8. Holst. 9. Hindemith and Ludus tonalis. 10. Shostakovich. 11. Charles Ives --
Pt. III. Traditions and Texts. 12. Archetypes of Concert Music. 13. T. S. Eliot and A Child of Our Time. 14. Sketch for a Modern Oratorio. 15. The Nameless Hero: Reflections on A Child of Our Time. 16. The Midsummer Marriage. 17. The Resonance of Troy: Essays and Commentaries on King Priam. 18. Dreams of Power, Dreams of Love. 19. St Augustine and his Visions. 20. Aspects of Belief. 21. The Mask of Time --
Pt. IV. The Art of Performance. 22. The Score. 23. The Stage --
Pt. V. Afterwords. 24. A Composer and his Public. 25. The Composer and Pacifism. 26. The Artist's Mandate. 27. Too Many Choices. 28. 'Dreaming on Things to Come...'.
Responsibility: edited by Meirion Bowen.
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This collection contains Sir Michael Tippett's essays and articles, drawn from two previously published volumes - "Moving into Aquarius" and "Music of the Angels" - plus a selection of new material,  Read more...

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'For one of his best 90th birthday tributes Tippett has wrapped up a book for himself. Everyone wants to know what a composer of his eminence thinks of the musical world that he has experienced and Read more...

 
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