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British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their by Philip Rupprecht

By Philip Rupprecht

British Musical Modernism explores the works of 11 key composers to bare the fast shifts of expression and process that remodeled British artwork song within the post-war interval. Responding to radical avant-garde advancements in post-war Europe, the Manchester team 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 ratings, Philip Rupprecht strains a modernism suffused with the formal beauty of the Nineteen Fifties, the exuberant theatricality of the Nineteen Sixties, and - within the works of David Bedford and Tim Souster - the pop, minimalist, and live-electronic instructions of the early Nineteen Seventies. atmosphere music-analytic insights opposed to a broader social-historical backdrop, Rupprecht lines a British musical modernism that used to be right now a collective inventive activity, and a sounding fantasy of nationwide identity.

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