Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus

Author:   Jonathan Cross ,  Dr. Wyndham Thomas
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780754653837


Pages:   196
Publication Date:   28 November 2009
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Jonathan Cross ,  Dr. Wyndham Thomas
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Ashgate Publishing Limited
Edition:   New edition
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9780754653837


ISBN 10:   0754653838
Pages:   196
Publication Date:   28 November 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The myth of Orpheus; The Mask of Orpheus: Act I; The Mask of Orpheus: Act II; The Mask of Orpheus: Act III; Interpreting Orpheus; Looking back: interviews with Peter Zinovieff and Harrison Birtwistle; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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'This study offers, for the first time, a fascinating scene-by-scene commentary on Birtwistle's magnum opus. Drawing on revealing insights from the composer's sketches, Jonathan Cross negotiates expertly between details of compositional structure and the work's poetic content. The frequent references to other works make this book a valuable companion for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Birtwistle's music.' Robert Adlington, University of Nottingham, UK 'With Jonathan Cross, author of numerous important texts on Birtwistle, [The Mask of Orpheus] has found a most persuasive advocate.' Music and Letters


'This study offers, for the first time, a fascinating scene-by-scene commentary on Birtwistle's magnum opus. Drawing on revealing insights from the composer's sketches, Jonathan Cross negotiates expertly between details of compositional structure and the work's poetic content. The frequent references to other works make this book a valuable companion for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Birtwistle's music.' Robert Adlington, University of Nottingham, UK 'With Jonathan Cross, author of numerous important texts on Birtwistle, [The Mask of Orpheus] has found a most persuasive advocate.' Music and Letters


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Jonathan Cross is Professor of Musicology at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK

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