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Music Theater in Northern Europe

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the work of British composers including Benjamin Britten, Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Cornelius Cardew, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and ... More


Later British Mysteries

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Britten did not return to the Church Parable genre after completing The Prodigal Son, nor did other composers directly adopt the form. However, some of the features developed in Britten's three ... More


Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Peter Brown and Suzana Ograjenšek (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most ... More


Being Late

Julian Johnson

in Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233273
eISBN:
9780190233303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Contrary to the dominant view of modernity as future-oriented, defined by the new and the progressive, this chapter explores musical modernity as shaped around a prevailing sense of lateness. This ... More


‘Batter the Doom Drum’: The Music for Peter Hall’s Oresteia and Other Productions of Greek Tragedy by Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir

David Beard

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent to which music was integral, even essential, to Peter Hall's productions of ancient drama. The principal focus is the Oresteia setting by Harrison Birtwistle (1934– ... More


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