British Music and Modernism 1895 1960

British Music and Modernism  1895 1960

In 1984 Peter Burkholder argued for Brahms as the first 'modernist', on the
grounds that his music presents a self-conscious response to and commentary
on the past masterpieces of a reified musical 'tradition', a practice that became ...

Author: Matthew Riley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351573016

Category: Music

Page: 346

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Imaginative analytical and critical work on British music of the early twentieth century has been hindered by perceptions of the repertory as insular in its references and backward in its style and syntax, escaping the modernity that surrounded its composers. Recent research has begun to break down these perceptions and has found intriguing links between British music and modernism. This book brings together contributions from scholars working in analysis, hermeneutics, reception history, critical theory and the history of ideas. Three overall themes emerge from its chapters: accounts of British reactions to Continental modernism and the forms they took; links between music and the visual arts; and analysis and interpretation of compositions in the light of recent theoretical work on form, tonality and pitch organization.
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British Musical Modernism

British Musical Modernism

The first in-depth historical analysis of British art music post-1945, providing a group-portrait of eleven composers ranging from avant-garde to pop.

Author: Philip Rupprecht

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844482

Category: Art

Page: 492

View: 147

The first in-depth historical analysis of British art music post-1945, providing a group-portrait of eleven composers ranging from avant-garde to pop.
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British Rock Modernism 1967 1977

British Rock Modernism  1967 1977

Faulk argues that these 'texts' disclose the primary strategies by which British rock groups, mostly comprised of young working and lower middle-class men, made their bid for aesthetic merit by sampling music hall sounds.

Author: Dr Barry J Faulk

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409494133

Category: Music

Page: 192

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British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977 explains how the definitive British rock performers of this epoch aimed, not at the youthful rebellion for which they are legendary, but at a highly self-conscious project of commenting on the business in which they were engaged. They did so by ironically appropriating the traditional forms of Victorian music hall. Faulk focuses on the mid to late 1960s, when British rock bands who had already achieved commercial prominence began to aspire to aesthetic distinction. The book discusses recordings such as the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album, the Kinks' The Village Green Preservation Society, and the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, and television films such as the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus that defined rock's early high art moment. Faulk argues that these 'texts' disclose the primary strategies by which British rock groups, mostly comprised of young working and lower middle-class men, made their bid for aesthetic merit by sampling music hall sounds. The result was a symbolically charged form whose main purpose was to unsettle the hierarchy that set traditional popular culture above the new medium. Rock groups engaged with the music of the past in order both to demonstrate the comparative vitality of the new form and signify rock's new art status, compared to earlier British pop music. The book historicizes punk rock as a later development of earlier British rock, rather than a rupture. Unlike earlier groups, the Sex Pistols did not appropriate music hall form in an ironic way, but the band and their manager Malcolm McLaren were obsessed with the meaning of the past for the present in a distinctly modernist fashion. British Rock Modernism also sets the notion of authenticity in a broader context as well, encompassing in this case the revival of the traditional male artist-hero celebrated by British modernist literature. Situating rock in the more extensive history of modern British musical production offers insight into the gendered division of labour that still frames the reception of British popular music. As demonstrated in the opening chapter, focusing on key women singers of the 1960s, the music hall legacy is partly responsible for both privileging male rock groups with the mantle of artist, and with burdening women with stereotypes that relegated women performers to the status of mere 'entertainers'.
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British Music and Modernism 1895 960

 British Music and Modernism  1895 960

6 For introductions to the field, see the excellent study by Lambourn (Modernism
in British Music) for the period until 1922, and, for later years, Stephen Banfield, '
England, 1918–45', in Robert P. Morgan (ed.), Modern Times: From World War I ...

Author: Matthew Riley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351573009

Category: Music

Page: 346

View: 527

Imaginative analytical and critical work on British music of the early twentieth century has been hindered by perceptions of the repertory as insular in its references and backward in its style and syntax, escaping the modernity that surrounded its composers. Recent research has begun to break down these perceptions and has found intriguing links between British music and modernism. This book brings together contributions from scholars working in analysis, hermeneutics, reception history, critical theory and the history of ideas. Three overall themes emerge from its chapters: accounts of British reactions to Continental modernism and the forms they took; links between music and the visual arts; and analysis and interpretation of compositions in the light of recent theoretical work on form, tonality and pitch organization.
Categories: Music

Luigi Dallapiccola and Musical Modernism in Fascist Italy

Luigi Dallapiccola and Musical Modernism in Fascist Italy

Ben Earle's study explores twentieth-century music and politics in two of their most extreme forms: modernism and fascism.

Author: Ben Earle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844031

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 550

Luigi Dallapiccola is widely considered a defining figure in twentieth-century Italian musical modernism, whose compositions bear passionate witness to the historical period through which he lived. In this book, Ben Earle focuses on three major works by the composer: the one-act operas Volo di notte ('Night Flight') and Il prigioniero ('The Prisoner'), and the choral Canti di prigionia ('Songs of Imprisonment'), setting them in the context of contemporary politics to trace their complex path from fascism to resistance. Earle also considers the wider relationship between musical modernism and Italian fascism, exploring the origins of musical modernism and investigating its place in the institutional structures created by Mussolini's regime. In doing so, he sheds new light on Dallapiccola's work and on the cultural politics of the early twentieth century to provide a history of musical modernism in Italy from the fin de siècle to the early Cold War.
Categories: History

The Last Post

The Last Post

Author: Simon Shaw-Miller

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719036097

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 906

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The Land Without Music

The Land Without Music

Music, Culture and Society in Twentieth-century Britain Casey Nelson Blake,
Andrew Blake ... Although the European Modernist movement was late arriving in
Britain , musical Modernism did eventually become entrenched , and once ...

Author: Casey Nelson Blake

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: IND:30000053359992

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 890

Examines the trajectories, linearities and paradoxes which have constituted contemporary British music. Provides an account of how British music came to be what it is in the 1990s.
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Alan Bush Modern Music and the Cold War

Alan Bush  Modern Music  and the Cold War

The first major study of British communist composer Alan Bush, providing new perspectives on music and politics during the Cold War.

Author: Joanna Bullivant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107033368

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 928

The first major study of Alan Bush, this book provides new perspectives on twentieth-century music and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and friend of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' in the national musical culture. His radical vision for British music prompted serious reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to private political opinions, as well as influencing the development of state-sponsored music making in East Germany. Rejecting previous characterisations of Bush as political and musical Other, Joanna Bullivant traces his aesthetic project from its origins in the 1920s to its collapse in the 1970s, incorporating discussion of modernism, political song, music theory, opera, and Bush's response to the Soviet music crisis of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, including recently released documents from MI5, this book constructs new perspectives on the 'cultural Cold War' through the lens of the individual artist.
Categories: History

D H Lawrence Music and Modernism

D H  Lawrence  Music and Modernism

This first book-length study of D. H. Lawrence’s lifelong engagement with music surveys his extensive musical interests and how these permeate his writing, while also situating Lawrence within a growing body of work on music and modernism ...

Author: Susan Reid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030049997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 892

This first book-length study of D. H. Lawrence’s lifelong engagement with music surveys his extensive musical interests and how these permeate his writing, while also situating Lawrence within a growing body of work on music and modernism. A twin focus considers the music that shaped Lawrence’s novels and poetry, as well as contemporary developments in music that parallel his quest for new forms of expression. Comparisons are made with the music of Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Wagner, and British composers, including Bax, Holst and Vaughan Williams, and with the musical writings of Forster, Hardy, Hueffer (Ford), Nietzsche and Pound. Above all, by exploring Lawrence and music in historical context, this study aims to open up new areas for study and a place for Lawrence within the field of music and modernism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

In doing so, this text seeks to define modernism in music by probing its margins as much as by restating its supposed essence.

Author: Björn Heile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315613298

Category: Music

Page: 518

View: 268

Modernism in music still arouses passions and is riven by controversies. Taking root in the early decades of the twentieth century, it achieved ideological dominance for almost three decades following the Second World War, before becoming the object of widespread critique in the last two decades of the century, both from critics and composers of a postmodern persuasion and from prominent scholars associated with the 'new musicology'. Yet these critiques have failed to dampen its ongoing resilience. The picture of modernism has considerably broadened and diversified, and has remained a pivotal focus of debate well into the twenty-first century. This Research Companion does not seek to limit what musical modernism might be. At the same time, it resists any dilution of the term that would see its indiscriminate application to practically any and all music of a certain period. In addition to addressing issues already well established in modernist studies such as aesthetics, history, institutions, place, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, production and performance, communication technologies and the interface with postmodernism, this volume also explores topics that are less established; among them: modernism and affect, modernism and comedy, modernism versus the 'contemporary', and the crucial distinction between modernism in popular culture and a 'popular modernism', a modernism of the people. In doing so, this text seeks to define modernism in music by probing its margins as much as by restating its supposed essence.
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Die klassizistische Moderne in der Musik des 20 Jahrhunderts

Die klassizistische Moderne in der Musik des 20  Jahrhunderts

to classicize modernism . British music was to this extent « out of step » with
developments on the continent , and that is one reason why the topic of my paper
may be « out of step » with the topics of my fellow speakers at this conference .

Author: Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel, Switzerland). Internationales Symposion

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022353622

Category: Classicism in music

Page: 341

View: 448

Categories: Classicism in music

British Music Education Yearbook

British Music Education Yearbook

9 overall from aesthetics and criticism , afro - american music , composition ,
performance , arts administration , electro - acoustic music , modernism ,
European folk music , Italian baroque , music and language , music computer
applications ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024177324

Category: Music

Page:

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Aspects of British Music of the 1990s

Aspects of British Music of the 1990s

The book focuses on the work of six composers including Birtwistle and Harvey.

Author: Peter O'Hagan

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754630412

Category: Music

Page: 164

View: 999

The 1990s work of six British composers forms the focus of this collection of essays, arising from a conference that took place at University of Surrey Roehampton in February 1999. The composers whose music is discussed are James Dillon, Thomas Adès, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Harvey, Edwin Roxburgh and Sebastian Forbes. Reflecting the aims of the conference, this volume brings together composers and musicologists to discuss significant works from the last decade of the twentieth century, and also some of the wider issues surrounding British music. Arnold Whittall and Julian Johnson provide perspectives on the plurality of contemporary British music. Edwin Roxburgh offers a personal account of 'The Artists' Dilemma', whilst the essays that follow explore aspects of musical form and structure in a variety of works. The second half of the book comprises interviews with most of the composers whose music is discussed in Part I, adding a further dimension to our understanding of the preoccupations of British composition at the end of the twentieth century.
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Grainger the Modernist

Grainger the Modernist

This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ‘hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the ...

Author: Suzanne Robinson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472420244

Category: Music

Page: 286

View: 992

Unaccountably, Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of both American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ‘hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ‘ego-less’ composition and designed electronic machines intended to supersede human application. Grainger was far from being a self-sufficient maverick working in isolation. Through contact with innovators such as Ferrucio Busoni, Léon Theremin and Henry Cowell; promotion of the music of modern French and Spanish schools; appreciation of vernacular, jazz and folk musics; as well as with the study and transcription of non-Western music; he contested received ideas and proposed many radical new approaches. By reappraising Grainger’s social and historical connectedness and exploring the variety of aspects of modernity seen in his activities in the British, American and Australian contexts, the authors create a profile of a composer, propagandist and visionary whose modernist aesthetic paralleled that of the most advanced composers of his day, and, in some cases, anticipated their practical experiments.
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Revealing Masks

Revealing Masks

This book is about the use of exoticism, particularly the use of masks and stylized movement, in opera and other musical theater genres of the twentieth century.

Author: W. Anthony Sheppard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223028

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 134

This book is about the use of exoticism, particularly the use of masks and stylized movement, in opera and other musical theater genres of the twentieth century. The author explores in depth a topic that effects a wide variety of important composers, dancers, and dramatists, but has never been comprehensively studied.
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Nineteenth century British Music Studies

Nineteenth century British Music Studies

As the 1911 Musical Times article on Newmarch makes clear , before the First
World War she was a serious force in British musical life . Moreover , by 1915 ,
according to Edmondstone Duncan in Ultra - Modernism in Music , prejudice
against ...

Author: Bennett Zon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060027409

Category: Music

Page:

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Encyclopedia of aesthetics

Encyclopedia of aesthetics

By the 1970s, Shostakovich had emerged as a highly influential figure of
twentieth-century music alongside his relatively conservative British
contemporary Benjamin Britten. ... By the 1980s, the drift away from modernism
revealed a revived interest in the relation between music and narrative, ... What is
perhaps most distinctive about European musical modernism is its striking
philosophical conservatism.

Author: Michael Kelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195126475

Category: Art

Page: 521

View: 420

The first reference of its kind surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society--from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. Featuring 600 original articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, it is a comprehensive survey of majorconcepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts--from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture. Of special interest are in-depth surveys of Western aesthetics and broad coverage of non-Western traditions andtheories of art. The work includes cross references, bibliographies, and an index.
Categories: Art