Philip Rupprecht's British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their PDF

By Philip Rupprecht

British Musical Modernism explores the works of 11 key composers to bare the quick shifts of expression and process that reworked British artwork song within the post-war interval. Responding to radical avant-garde advancements in post-war Europe, the Manchester staff composers - Alexander Goehr, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Harrison Birtwistle - and their contemporaries assimilated the serial-structuralist preoccupations of mid-century internationalism to an paintings grounded in resurgent neighborhood traditions. In shut readings of a few thirty-five rankings, Philip Rupprecht lines a modernism suffused with the formal attractiveness of the Nineteen Fifties, the exuberant theatricality of the Sixties, and - within the works of David Bedford and Tim Souster - the pop, minimalist, and live-electronic instructions of the early Seventies. atmosphere music-analytic insights opposed to a broader social-historical backdrop, Rupprecht strains a British musical modernism that was once right now a collective creative exercise, and a sounding fantasy of nationwide identity.

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