Britten and the Far East: Asian Influences in the Music of Benjamin Britten

Etukansi
Boydell & Brewer, 1998 - 279 sivua
Benjamin Britten's interest in the musical traditions of the Far East had a far-reaching influence on his compositional style; this book is the first to investigate the highly original cross-cultural synthesis he was able to achieve through the use of material borrowed from Balinese, Japanese and Indian music. Britten's visit to Indonesia and Japan in 1955-6 is reconstructed from archival sources, and shown to have had a profound impact on his subsequent work: the techniques of Balinese gamelan music were used in the ballet The Prince of the Pagodas (1957), and then became an essential feature of Britten's compositional style, at their most potent in Death in Venice(1973). The No drama and Gagaku court music of Japan were the inspiration for the trilogy of church parables Britten composed in the 1960s. The precise nature of these influences is discussed; Britten's sporadic borrowings from Indian music are also fully analysed. There is a survey of critical responses to Britten's cross-cultural experiments. Dr MERVYN COOKE lectures in music at the University of Nottingham.
 

Mitä ihmiset sanovat - Kirjoita arvostelu

Yhtään arvostelua ei löytynyt.

Sisältö

Making Tonic and Dominant Seem like Ghosts
1
Britten and Colin McPhee
23
Bali
50
The Prince of the Pagodas
90
Japan
112
the Evolution of Curlew River 195664
130
Sumidagawa and the Curlew River libretto
137
Curlew River and the dramatic style of No
153
No and Gagaku
165
The Later Church Parables
190
The Prodigal Son
205
Death in Venice
220
The Composer and his Critics
245
Bibliography
259
Index
272
Tekijänoikeudet

Curlew River and European mediaeval drama
160

Muita painoksia - Näytä kaikki

Yleiset termit ja lausekkeet

Suositut otteet

Sivu 268 - Pollard, Alfred W. English Miracle Plays, Moralities, and Interludes. Specimens of the pre-Elizabethan drama. 8th ed. rev. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1927.

Viitteet tähän teokseen

Kirjaluettelon tiedot