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Tippett on Music

De (autor) Editat de Meirion Bowen
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 16 Mar 1995
This major new collection combines essays and articles from Tippett's two earlier books--Moving into Aquarius and Music of the Angels with a substantial amount of new material to distill the opinions and experiences of one of the century's most celebrated composers. Published to coincide with the composer's 90th birthday, the pieces focus particularly on the work of other twentieth-century composers as well as Tippett's own, from his early success A Child of Our Time, to the recent opera New Year and the orchestral piece The Rose Lake. Other essays deal with aesthetics, the role of the artist in society, and interpretation and performance, making the book of compelling interest not only to students and scholars, but to performers, conductors, and opera directors as well.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780198165422
ISBN-10: 0198165420
Pagini: 332
Dimensiuni: 155 x 233 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

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`For one of his best 90th birthday tributes Tippett has wrapped up a book for himself. Everyone wants to know what a composer of his eminence thinks of the musical world that he has experienced and the 90-year-old Tippett, as much as anybody, has accumulated a treasury of knowledge of which to draw. This compendium is not a wholly new book ... there have already been two earlier collections of essays - Moving into Aquarius (1959) and Music of theAngels (1980 - which Tippett has revised and updated; sundry other articles have been gathered from disparate sources and there is an amount of new material. In the case of some composers this might result in a discordant lack of consistency, but not with Tippett. Reading the chapters as they come, one senses a manfaithful to his ideals right through his 90 years ... Academics will find a lot of their work ready packaged for them here' Financial Times
`Asked to supply a final chapter on "things to come", he is characteristically open-minded'Financial Times
'Academics will find a lot of their work ready packaged for them here. A newly-written chapter on the later operas typically abounds in information on Tippett's sources and should keep programme-note writers supplied for years.'Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 18 March 1995
There is plenty of new material to bring Tippett followers up to date ... The collection is expertly edited by Meirion Bowen.
Because Tippett is so important a composer, Tippett on music is an essential text ... Tippett on music is certainly less "voluminous" than the writings of Boulez, but it probably tells us more of significance about the author's compositions.
Besides the new essays, the added value lies in the selection and arrangement of information by Tippett and his colleague and assistant, Meirion Bowen.