The Music of Britten and Tippett : Studies in Themes and Techniques (2ND)

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The Music of Britten and Tippett : Studies in Themes and Techniques (2ND)

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  • 言語 ENG
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In this classic study of Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett, Arnold Whittall builds up a unique double portrait of the two leading composers of their generation. For this second, revised edition Whittall includes a new chapter on Tippett's major works of the 1980s: the Piano Sonata No. 4, the large-scale choral composition The Mask of Time and the most recent opera, New Year. In addition, new information on the Britten repertoire and an updated bibliography are also presented.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Prologue
Part I. The Thirties and the War: 1. Britten:
Four early works (1931-3)
2. Tippett: String quartet No. 1, Piano Sonata
No. 1 (1934-7)
3. Britten: Our Hunting Fathers to the Violin
Concerto (1936-9)
4. Tippett in 1939: the Concerto for Double
String Orchestra
5. Britten in America: 1939-42
6. Tippett: an oratorio, a string quartet and a
cantata (1939-43)
7. Britten's return: 1942-3
8. Tippett and symphonic form (1944-6)
Postscript: the Britten legacy
Part II. After the War (1944-63): 9. Britten:
Peter Grimes (1944-5)
10. Britten: the Donne Sonnets and the String
Quartet No. 2 (1945)
11. Britten: The Rape of Lucretia and Albert
Herring (1946-7)
12. Britten: from Albert Herring to Billy Budd
(1947-51)
13. Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage (1946-52)
14. Britten: from Canticle II to Winter Words
(1952-3)
15. Tippett: from the Corelli Fantasia to the
Piano Concerto (1953-5)
16. Britten: The Turn of the Screw to Noye's
Fludde (1953-7)
17. Tippett: Symphony No. 2 (1956-7)
18. Britten: the Nocturne to the War Requiem
(1958-61)
19. Tippett: King Priam (1958-61)
20. Tippett: after King Priam (1962-3)
Part III. Patterns of Transformation (1963-80):
21. Britten: The Cello Symphony and Curlew
River (1963-4)
22. Tippett: The Vision of Saint Augustine
(1963-5)
23. Britten: Blake, Pushkin and the second
Church Parable (1965-6)
24. Britten: from The Prodigal Son to Who are
these children? (1967-9)
25. Tippett: The Knot Garden and Songs for Dov
(1966-70)
26. Britten: From Owen Wingrave to Death in
Venice (1970-3)
27. Tippett: Symphony No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 3
(1970-3)
28. Britten: the final compositions (1974-6)
29. Tippett: The Ice Break, and after (1973-80)
30. Tippett: Into the eighties (1980-9)
Epilogue
Notes
Further reading
Index.