The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett (Cambridge Companions to Music)

The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett (Cambridge Companions to Music)

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Cambridge University Press, 1/17/2013
EAN 9781107021976, ISBN10: 1107021979

Hardcover, 327 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

Sir Michael Tippett is widely considered to be one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century, whose music continues to be performed to critical acclaim throughout the world. Written by a team of international scholars, this Companion provides a wide ranging and accessible study of Tippett and his works. It discusses the contexts and concepts of modernism, tradition, politics, sexuality and creativity that shaped Tippett's music and ideas, engaging with archive materials, relevant literature and models of interpretation. Chapters explore the genres in which Tippett composed, including opera, symphony, string quartet, concerto and piano sonata, to shed new light on his major works and draw attention to those that have not yet received the attention they deserve. Directing knowledge and expertise towards a wide readership, this book will enrich the listening experience and broaden understanding of the music of this endlessly fascinating and challenging composer.

Chronology of Tippett's life and career Jonathan Rees
Part I. Contexts and Concepts
1. Tippett and twentieth-century polarities Arnold Whittall
2. Tippett and the English traditions Christopher Mark
3. 'Things that chiefly interest ME'
Tippett and early music Suzanne Cole
4. Tippett and politics
the 1930s and beyond Joanna Bullivant
5. 'Coming out to oneself'
encodings of homosexual identity from the first string quartet to The Heart's Assurance Suzanne Robinson
6. Between image and imagination
Tippett's creative process Thomas Schuttenhelm
Part II. Works and Genres
7. Tippett's 'great divide'
before and after King Priam Iain Stannard
8. 'Symphonic music in our modern times'
Tippett and the symphony Edward Venn
9. Tippett and the concerto
from double to triple Kenneth Gloag
10. The four piano sonatas
past and present tensions Alastair Borthwick
11. Formal archetypes, revered masters and singing nightingales
Tippett's string quartets Nicholas Jones
12. Tippett's operatic world
from The Midsummer Marriage to New Year Kenneth Gloag
13. Words and music Edward Venn
Chronological list of works Jonathan Rees.