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|Named Person:||Peter Pears; Peter Pears|
|Material Type:||Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Christopher Landon Swanson; Douglas Fisher
|Notes:||Advisor: Douglas Fisher, Florida State University, School of Music.
Title and description from treatise home page (viewed 9-24-04).
Document formatted into pages; contains 193 pages.
Includes biographical sketch.
|Details:||Mode of access: World Wide Web.|
|Responsibility:||Christopher Landon Swanson.|
The treatise focuses on the music that Pears premiered during the first half of his career, performances that took place between 1932 and 1954, discussing music by Benjamin Britten, Alexander Brent Smith, Michael Tippett, Antony Hopkins, William Wordsworth, R.W. Wood, Gerard Schurmann, Lennox Berkeley, Humphrey Searle, Arthur Oldham, Bertus van Lier, Robin Orr, Aaron Copland, Grace Williams, Alan Bush, Mátyás Seiber, Priaulx Rainier, James Bernard, William Walton, realizations of music by Henry Purcell and Maurice Greene, and arrangements and works by Franz Schubert and Gustav Holst. Discussion will cover a wide variety of genres and styles, and will analyze the music from the singer's perspective. The treatise includes a complete chronological list of Pears's premiere performances. Through these, the author wishes to illuminate the influence of Peter Pears upon the musical world in the second half of the twentieth century.