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Avant-Garde Nation: British Musical Modernism, 1956-1979
Philip Rupprecht, Duke University

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British Musical Modernism (Book)
Title: British Musical Modernism
Author: Philip Rupprecht
Editor: Arnold Whittall
Abstract: "British Musical Modernism explores the works of eleven key composers to reveal the rapid shifts of expression and technique that transformed British art music in the post-war period. Responding to radical avant-garde developments in post-war Europe, the Manchester Group composers - Alexander Goehr, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Harrison Birtwistle - and their contemporaries assimilated the serial-structuralist preoccupations of mid-century internationalism to an art grounded in resurgent local traditions. In close readings of some thirty-five scores, Philip Rupprecht traces a modernism suffused with the formal elegance of the 1950s, the exuberant theatricality of the 1960s, and - in the works of David Bedford and Tim Souster - the pop, minimalist, and live-electronic directions of the early 1970s. Setting music-analytic insights against a broader social-historical backdrop, Rupprecht traces a British musical modernism that was at once a collective artistic endeavor, and a sounding myth of national identity."
Year: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978052184442
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes