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The Music of Harrison Birtwistle (Music in the Twentieth Century)

by Robert Adlington

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 20th century music,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Music,
  • Individual Composer & Musician,
  • Birtwistle, Harrison--Criticism and interpret,
  • Birtwistle, Harrison--Criticism and interpretation,
  • Music / General,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7714442M
    ISBN 100521027802
    ISBN 109780521027809

    Adam Thirwell, TLS Books of the Year Harrison Birtwistle is recognised worldwide as one of the greatest of living composers, behind such works of trail-blazingly modern classical music as The Shadow of Night and The Mask of Orpheus, famously staged at the English National Opera in , and winner of the Grawemeyer Award. Here the music’s crazy momentum displays Birtwistle’s talents at magnificently full stretch the evening is a glittering success.” The Independent “He is such a master of orchestration – he constantly takes the ear to new places, producing brilliant colours.

    For anyone concerned with the future of music this book is essential reading. Buy Harrison Birtwistle by Harrison Birtwistle from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books. Book Details. ISBN: ISBN Harrison Birtwistle is one of the leading European figures in contemporary music * Works combine modernist aesthetic with mythic power and emotional impact * Inspiration from contemporary art and the rituals of classical mythology and pre-history * Orchestral works of recent decades include Panic composed for the Last Night of the BBC Proms, The Shadow of Night commissioned by the Cleveland.

      Harrison Birtwistle, our famously uncompromising modernist, yesterday humbly took his place among the psalms and hymns of an Anglican Evensong, in King’s . Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatre. by David Beard. Music since Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it .


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Harrison Birtwistle is one of the most eminent and acclaimed of contemporary British composers. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive view of his large and varied output, containing descriptions of every published work, and also of a number of withdrawn and unpublished pieces.

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Cornell University Press, xiii, pp. Robert Adlington. The Music of Harrison Birtwistle. Cambridge University Press, xiv, pp. Reviewed by Stephen Walsh The more or less simultaneous appearance of these two substantial books on the music of Harrison Birtwistle by a pair of British. In this book, Jonathan Cross - a leading commentator on contemporary music - aims to uncover the sources of Birtwistle's thinking, and to present a critical account of his musical, dramatic and aesthetic preoccupations through an examination of such topics as theatre, myth, ritual, pastoral, pulse and line.

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Thank you for your : $ Cornell University Press, - Music- pages 1Review Sir Harrison Birtwistle is the most original, the most challenging, and the most controversial British composer of our time. His 3/5(1). Description Harrison Birtwistle has become the most eminent and acclaimed of contemporary British composers.

This book provides a comprehensive view of his large and varied output. It contains descriptions of every published work, and also of a number of withdrawn and unpublished pieces.4/5(2). Buy The Music of Harrison Birtwistle (Music in the Twentieth Century) 1 by Adlington, Robert (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This collection of essays celebrates the work of Sir Harrison Birtwistle, one of the key figures in European contemporary music. Representing current research on Birtwistle's music, this book reflects the diversity of his work in terms of periods, genres, forms, techniques and related issues through a wide range of critical, theoretical and analytical interpretations and perspectives.

References. Metrics. Book description. David Beard presents the first definitive survey of Harrison Birtwistle's music for the opera house and theatre, from his smaller-scale works, such as Down by the Greenwood Side and Bow Down, to the full-length operas, such as Punch and Judy, The Mask of Orpheus and Gawain.

This collection of essays represents current research on the music of Sir Harrison Birtwistle, reflecting the diversity of his music in terms of periods, genres, forms, techniques and related issues through a wide range of critical, theoretical and analytical interpretations and : Paperback.

About. This collection of essays celebrates the work of Sir Harrison Birtwistle, one of the key figures in European contemporary music. Representing current research on Birtwistle's music, this book reflects the diversity of his work in terms of periods, genres, forms, techniques and related issues through a wide range of critical, theoretical and analytical interpretations and perspectives.

Book Description. Hailed at its premiere at the London Coliseum in as the most important musical and theatrical event of the decade, The Mask of Orpheus is undoubtedly a key work in Harrison Birtwistle's output.

His subsequent stage and concert pieces demand to. Love it or loathe it the music of Harold Birtwistle stands among the most original and challenging music to have been produced by a British composer.

Written by a leading commentator on contemporary music, this book offers a critical account of Birtwistle's music. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1Reviews: 3. Love it or loathe it, few would disagree that the music of Harrison Birtwistle stands amongst the most assured, original and challenging music ever to have been produced by a British composer.

While for some the uncompromisingly modernist surface of his music can be an obstacle to closer acquaintance, for others, it is Birtwistle's articulation of deep aspects of the human psyche that.

These pieces were inspired by the Sobel book Longitude, about the painfully prolonged gestation of John Harrison's sea clocks, now preserved at Greenwich; and the link with Harrison Birtwistle.Harrison Birtwistle’s monumental early opera is revived in an epic tussle between myth, meaning, the lustrous and the lurid Published: 26 Oct The week in classical: The Mask of Orpheus.

The importance of Birtwistle's The Mask of Orpheus was apparent even before its premiere; its scale and ambition, fusing music, text, electronics, puppetry, mime, and myth, and above all its success in doing so, meant that its appearance as a subject in Ashgate's ‘Landmarks in Music’ series was but a matter of time.

With Jonathan Cross, author of numerous important texts on Birtwistle.