The Resource Modern British music : the second British musical renaissance--from Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies, Otto Karolyi

Modern British music : the second British musical renaissance--from Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies, Otto Karolyi

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Modern British music : the second British musical renaissance--from Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies
Title
Modern British music
Title remainder
the second British musical renaissance--from Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies
Statement of responsibility
Otto Karolyi
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The nineteenth-century German view of British music can be summarized by the notorious statement "A land without music." During the twentieth century British musicians of outstanding talent have emerged and regained for themselves an honorable place on the map of musical nations. From Elgar to Britten, from Vaughan Williams to P. Maxwell Davies, this book charts out and surveys the development of modern music in Britain
  • It also provides background information concerning the English musical past, folk and traditional music, and the influence of various continental developments, such as impressionism and serialism
  • In crisply written chapters Otto Karolyi introduces the reader to the various features that give modern British music its particular character
  • For example, in the chapter titled "The Past into the Present," British choral tradition, carol singing, the beginning of musical scholarship, and so on, are discussed in order to furnish the reader with those essential fundamentals that, in one way or another, have contributed to the rise of what is now largely referred to as the Second British Musical Renaissance
  • Above all, the book examines in a concise manner the most important practitioners of this art form which has been designated by some as the "Cinderella of the arts."
  • The works of thirty composers are discussed in light of their respective backgrounds, sources of influences, and achievements. Although critical comments and observations are made, the tone of writing is characterized by empathy and the desire to share a better understanding of the delights of modern British music with the reader
  • A glossary has been prepared to help readers who are unfamiliar with the musical terminology used in the book, and a carefully selected bibliography guides the reader toward further references
  • This book is a didactic homage to the greatness of British music. Armed with the information given, the reader will not only be able to gain an overall view of British music during this century but will be encouraged to listen attentively to the compositions discussed, thus gaining a better aural understanding of the nature of a fascinating musical culture. After all, any verbal approach about music is to help the reader turn to the music itself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1934-
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Karolyi, Otto
Index
index present
LC call number
ML285.5
LC item number
.K33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Musik
  • Geschichte 1900-1990
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
Label
Modern British music : the second British musical renaissance--from Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies, Otto Karolyi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Romanticism and Postromanticism: Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, Arnold Bax, John Ireland -- 2. The Folk Song Revival and Its Influence: Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, George Butterworth -- 3. The Past into the Present: Folk Music, the English carol, the Choral Tradition, the Beginnings of Musical Scholarship, Impressionism -- 4. Modernists in the Making: Frank Bridge, Arthur Bliss, William Walton, Constant Lambert -- 5. Major Minor Masters: Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlack, E.J. Moeran, Gerald Finzi -- 6. A Genius with a Common Touch: Benjamin Britten -- 7. In Search of New Sounds: The Continental Influence: Roberto Gerhard, Egon Wellesz, Matyas Seiber, Elizabeth Lutyens, Humphrey Searle, Thea Musgrave -- 8. A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett -- 9. The Younger Generation: Alexander Goehr, Harrison Birtwistle, Cornelius Cardew, Roger Smalley, John Taverner -- 10. The Conservative enfant terrible: Peter Maxwell Davies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780838635322
Lccn
92055105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28709149
  • (OCoLC)ocm28709149
Label
Modern British music : the second British musical renaissance--from Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies, Otto Karolyi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Romanticism and Postromanticism: Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, Arnold Bax, John Ireland -- 2. The Folk Song Revival and Its Influence: Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, George Butterworth -- 3. The Past into the Present: Folk Music, the English carol, the Choral Tradition, the Beginnings of Musical Scholarship, Impressionism -- 4. Modernists in the Making: Frank Bridge, Arthur Bliss, William Walton, Constant Lambert -- 5. Major Minor Masters: Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlack, E.J. Moeran, Gerald Finzi -- 6. A Genius with a Common Touch: Benjamin Britten -- 7. In Search of New Sounds: The Continental Influence: Roberto Gerhard, Egon Wellesz, Matyas Seiber, Elizabeth Lutyens, Humphrey Searle, Thea Musgrave -- 8. A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett -- 9. The Younger Generation: Alexander Goehr, Harrison Birtwistle, Cornelius Cardew, Roger Smalley, John Taverner -- 10. The Conservative enfant terrible: Peter Maxwell Davies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780838635322
Lccn
92055105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28709149
  • (OCoLC)ocm28709149

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