All the Gods: Benjamin Britten's "Night-Piece" in Context

All the Gods: Benjamin Britten's "Night-Piece" in Context

By: Christopher Wintle (author)Hardback

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Peter Pears once described Benjamin Britten as 'a Greek who worships all the gods'; and in order to come to terms with Britten's music it is necessary to recognize a language deeply embedded in this Western tradition. This book is devoted to "Night-piece" ("Notturno", written for the first Leeds International Pianoforte Competition of 1963). It addresses the work from many points of view: historical, documentary, analytical, formal, kinetic, hermeneutical, and affective. It also includes a wide range of illustrated allusions to other music, a full set of sketches, the printed score, arrays of modes and voice-leading graphs, and two appendices that take the issues of intensification and neapolitan relations further. In so doing, it provides a new model for the study of Britten's work in general.

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  • publication date: 21/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780954012380
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780954012380
  • weight: 666
  • ISBN10: 0954012380

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