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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Michael Tippett; Michael Tippett|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael Tippett; Meirion Bowen
|ISBN:||0198165412 9780198165415 0198165420 9780198165422|
|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.|
'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