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The Australian symphony from Federation to 1960

Author: Rhoderick McNeil
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first study of a neglected genre and has four aims: firstly, to show the development of symphonic composition in Australia from Federation to 1960; secondly to highlight the achievement  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rhoderick McNeil
ISBN: 9781409441243 1409441245 1409441253 9781409441250
OCLC Number: 843955908
Description: xii, 237 pages : music ; 25 cm
Contents: The symphony within international music trends 1900-1960 --
The Australian musical environment for symphonic composition --
Australian pioneers of the Federation period --
Symphonies of the 1920s and 1930s --
Australian symphonies 1940-60 in late romantic and post-impressionist styles --
Nationalist symphonies of the 1950s --
Neo-classic and "progressive" symphonies of the 1950s --
Australian expatriate symphonies --
The aftermath.
Responsibility: Rhoderick McNeill, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

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