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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.|
Aesthetics, the role of the artist in society, music by other twentieth-century composers, and above all Tippett's own works are the subjects treated in this book. A whole section is devoted to questions of interpretation and performance, and should be especially useful to performers, conductors, and opera directors. Tippett on Music distils the intellectual opinions and artistic experience of an internationally celebrated composer, one whose life-span has stretched through almost the whole of the twentieth century, and whose compositional output has remained consistent and challenging, right into his late eighties. The book ends with a glimpse of what Tippett thinks composers could achieve in the next millennium.