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HB : aspects of Havergal Brian

Author: Jürgen Schaarwächter
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of essays on the life and work of Havergal Brian by the people who knew him and his work. The text also contains a catalogue of Brian's work.

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Named Person: Havergal Brian; Havergal Brian
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Schaarwächter
ISBN: 1840142383 9781840142389
OCLC Number: 243896672
Description: XII, 424 Seiten : Notenbeispiele
Contents: Part 1 Life and personality: Havergal Brian - as "I" knew him, Harold Truscott; a voice from the past, Bertram B. Walker; Havergal Brian and Elgar, Philip Scowcroft; "Dear Crusoe ... always your freitag", the Brian letters at McMaster University, Malcolm MacDonald; friendship with Havergal Brian, Walter Allum; aspects of Brian, Reginald Nettel et al; Havergal Brian's productive discontinuity, John Pickard and Martyn Becker; Havergal Brian talking to Robert Simpson and Jeffrey Anderson. Part 2 Symphonies: Havergal Brian's letter to Herbert Thompson - some implications, Malcolm MacDonald; "The Gothic" - music and meaning, Malcolm MacDonald and Larry Alexander; "The Gothic" revisited, Christopher J. Kettle; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in relation to Brian's First, Paul Rapoport; Robert Simpson in conversation with Stephen Johnson; Havergal Brian's Second Symphony, Graham Saxby; Brian's Third Symphony, Martyn Becker; Havergal Brian's "Sinfonia Tragica", Martin O'Leary; thoughts on Havergal Brian's Seventh Symphony, Harold Truscott; Brian and Mahler - four symphonies in comparison, Martin O'Leary; Havergal Brian's Thirteenth Symphony - not unlucky 13!, Tim Shuker; Havergal Brian's Fourteenth Symphony - an alternative view, Rodney Stephen Newton; preparing Brian's scores for performance, Myer Fredman and Robert Simpson; Arcadia v. Elysium - some thoughts on Symphony No.27, Barry Cronin; some thoughts on the 30th, Rodney Stephen Newton; Havergal Brian and the single-movement symphony, Harold Truscott. Part 3 Miscellany: Havergal Brian's large-scale choral works before 1914 - a preliminary investigation with comments on Psalm 23, Neil Starling et al; "Cleopatra"'s librettist, Reginald Nettel; Havergal Brian and "The Tigers", Granville Bantock; let the roar of the "Tigers" be heard in the land..., Malcolm MacDonald; Brian's impatient "Tigers", Martyn Becker; Brian's word-setting, Mike Smith; Havergal Brian and the bare 5th, Rodney Stephen Newton and Ted Heaton; Havergal Brian's solo piano music, Harold Truscott and Peter Hill; Havergal Brian and the percussion section - a broad survey, Rodney Stephen Newton; Brian, Mahler, Shostakovich and Shoenberg - some idle thoughts, Christopher J. Kettle et al; the Brian revival, Robert Simpson; catalogue of works by Havergal Brian.
Responsibility: ed. from the Havergal Brian newsletters by Jürgen Schaarwächter.

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