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Benjamin Britten Studies : Essays on an Inexplicit Art (Hardcover)

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Benjamin Britten Studies brings together established authorities and new voices to offer a fresh perspective on previous scholarship models and a re-contextualization of previously held beliefs about Britten. Using the most recent and innovative historical, musicological, sociological, psychological, and theoretical methodologies, the authors take off the 'protective arm' around Britten and disclose an unprecedented amount of previously unpublished and disregarded primary source materials. The collection considers difficult questions of identity such as Britten's retreat to America and his re-entry into the British musical scene; scrutinizes the fraught establishing of the English Opera Group and his break with Boosey & Hawkes; addresses sensitive issues of intimacy and Britten's relationships; and combines closer analysis of Britten's music and compositional practices with a description of the more overtly political context within which he found himself. Benjamin Britten Studies ends by asking what we can actually know about the composer in a reconsideration of the materials he left behind. All of this coalesces into a volume that not only serves as a model of on-going and future Britten research but which generates a greater understanding of the overall trends within the ever-synthesizing and interdisciplinary musicological field of the twenty-first century. VICKI P. STROEHER is Professor of Music History at Marshall University. JUSTIN VICKERS is Assistant Professor of Voice at Illinois State University.
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Music
Series Title: Aldeburgh Studies in Music
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2017
TCIN: 51714421
UPC: 9781783271955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4797
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