The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett

66 Tippett, 'Archetypes of Concert Music' in Tippett on Music, pp. 101-3. ... 56 David Clarke, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and ...

Author: Kenneth Gloag

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This Companion provides a wide ranging and accessible study of one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century. A team of international scholars shed new light on Tippett's major works and draw attention to those that have not yet received the attention they deserve.
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The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett

David Clarke shows how Tippett has roots in the nineteenth century and also reveals his connections with larger developments in Western cultural thinking. The book is made distinctive by its strong interdisciplinary element.

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052158292X

Category: Music

Page: 356

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This multi-faceted study looks in detail at the music and thought of Michael Tippett. David Clarke shows how Tippett has roots in the nineteenth century and also reveals his connections with larger developments in Western cultural thinking. The book is made distinctive by its strong interdisciplinary element. It relates observations on the music to ideas in literature, philosophy and literary theory and addresses issues concerned with modernity and postmodernity. Tippett's homosexuality is also considered as a factor in his makeup as a composer.
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Michael Tippett s Fifth String Quartet

Adorno, Theodor W., 'The Dialectical Composer', in Essays on Music, selected, ... Clarke, David, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett (Cambridge: ...

Author: Thomas Schuttenhelm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315437316

Category: Music

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Thomas Schuttenhelm provides a detailed account of the events leading up to and throughout the compositional process associated with Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet and a comprehensive analysis of the entire quartet. The commentary discusses this work in the context of Tippett’s creative development and places it within the historical context of the genre of the string quartet. The commentary includes interviews with the members of the Lindsay String Quartet, who premiered the work, as well as previously unpublished letters from the composer and interviews with Tippett in which he discusses the quartet in detail. Special attention is given to Tippett’s preliminary attempts, which were only recently discovered (2011) and to the evidence that suggests he altered the original ending. Included are images from the composer’s sketchbooks and manuscripts, as well as the original beginning and the altered ending.
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Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Shaping the Harmonies of Our Time: Michael Tippett (1905–1998). Birmingham, U.K.: Delos, 2003. Clarke, David. The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett.

Author: Nicole V. Gagné

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538122983

Category: Music

Page: 546

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important composers, musicians, methods, styles, and media in modernist and postmodern classical music.
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Felsensprengerin Br ckenbauerin Wegbereiterin

Musikalisch hatte sich Tippett damit von der Jahrhundertwende schon relativ weit ... Vgl. dazuDavid Clarke, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett.

Author: Cornelia Bartsch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783869060682

Category: Music

Page: 263

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Contributions represent a large proportion of the papers delivered at two symposia: "Felsensprengerin, Breuckenbauerin, Wegbereiterin: die englische Komponisten Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)," held in Detmold, Germany, November 2008 and "Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) and her Generation," held three weeks later, at the University of Oxford.
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Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music

David Clarke, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), p. 57. 7.

Author: da Sousa Correa Delia da Sousa Correa

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748693139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

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Provides a pioneering interdisciplinary overview of the literature and music of nine centuriesOffers research essays by literary specialists and musicologists that provides access to the best current interdisciplinary scholarship on connections between literature and musicIncludes five historical sections from the Middle Ages to the present, with editorial introductions to enhance understanding of relationships between literature and music in each periodCharts and extends work in this expanding interdisciplinary field to provide an essential resource for researchers with an interest in literature and other mediaBringing together seventy-one newly commissioned original chapters by literary specialists and musicologists, this book presents the most recent interdisciplinary research into literature and music. In five parts, the chapters cover the Middle Ages to the present. The volume introduction and methodology chapters define key concepts for investigating the interdependence of these two art forms and a concluding chapter looks to the future of this interdisciplinary field. An editorial introduction to each historical part explains the main features of the relationships between literature and music in the period and outlines recent developments in scholarship. Contributions represent a multiplicity of approaches: theoretical, contextual and close reading. Case studies reach beyond literature and music to engage with related fields including philosophy, history of science, theatre, broadcast media and popular culture.This trailblazing companion charts and extends the work in this expanding interdisciplinary field and is an essential resource for researchers with an interest in literature and other media.
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The Music of Hugh Wood

19 An unpublished choral setting of 'Rise up, my Love' from the Song of Solomon ... cited in David Clarke, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern ...

Author: Edward Venn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351542319

Category: Music

Page: 294

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The Music of Hugh Wood provides the first ever in-depth study of this well-known, yet only briefly documented composer. Over the years, Wood (b. 1932) has produced a sizeable oeuvre that explores the established genres of symphony, concerto, and quartet on the one hand, and songs and choruses on the other. Underpinned by an awareness of recent philosophical, theoretical and analytical concepts, Dr Edward Venn highlights both the technical basis of Wood's music and the expressive force of his work. In doing so, a picture emerges of Wood as an artist of considerable merit and power. The eclectic blend of national and international influences in the music of Hugh Wood combine to create an individual and distinctive musical language all his own. The book provides an overview of Wood's style, focussing on his engagement with modernism and the melodic, rhythmic, harmonic and formal characteristics of his musical language. From here a more detailed consideration of Wood's development as a composer is advanced, in which his technical development is illustrated alongside an exploration of various aspects of musical meaning embodied in his works. In the process, numerous analytical strategies ranging from formalist to narrative structures are utilized, demonstrating the fecundity and expressivity of Wood's music.
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The Pre history of The Midsummer Marriage

(1997) Cairns, David, Responses: Musical Essays and Reviews (1963), ... 834–5 Clarke, David, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and ...

Author: Roger Savage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000527353

Category: Music

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The Pre-history of ‘The Midsummer Marriage’ examines the early collaborative phase (1943 to 1946) in the making of Michael Tippett’s first mature opera and charts the developments that grew out of that phase. Drawing on a fascinating group of Tippett’s sketchbooks and a lengthy sequence of his letters to Douglas Newton, it helps construct a narrative of the Tippett-Newton collaboration and provides insights into the devising of the opera’s plot, both in that early phase and in the phase from 1946 onwards when Tippett went on with the project alone. The book asks: who was Newton, and what kind of collaboration did he have—then cease to have— with Tippett? What were the origins of and shaping factors behind the original scenario and libretto-drafts? How far did the narrative and controlling concepts of Midsummer Marriage in its final form tally with—and how far did they move away from—those that had been set up in the years of the two men’s collaboration, the ‘pre-historic’ years? The book will be of particular interest to scholars and researchers in opera studies and twentieth-century music.
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The Orchestral Music of Michael Tippett

The thought was that the polarities would be inside the symphony ... the ... (Doty 54–5; italics added) Tippett's music is wrought through with these ...

Author: Thomas Schuttenhelm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139867276

Category: Music

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With extracts from the composer's letters, writings, interviews and broadcasts, and supported by evidence from his sketchbooks and manuscripts, The Orchestral Music of Michael Tippett explores Tippett's intentions and argues that the experiences that triggered his creative impulses are integral to understanding his music. In his discussion of Tippett's creative process, Thomas Schuttenhelm attempts to recapture the circumstances under which Tippett's orchestral works were created, to document how his visionary aspirations were developed and sustained throughout the creative cycle, and to chart how conception was transmuted from idea through to performance. Analysing Tippett's orchestral works throughout his long career, from the Symphonic Movement of 1931 to his final masterpiece The Rose Lake in 1991–3, Schuttenhelm explores each work in detail to provide a comprehensive commentary on one of the most influential British composers of the twentieth century.
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Words and Music

See my The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett : Music , Modernity , Metaphysics ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2001 ) .

Author: John Williamson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853236194

Category: Music

Page: 258

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The essays included in this volume tackle the study of words and music from a number of standpoints, examining artists as diverse as Eminem, Patti Smith and Arnold Schoenberg.
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Michael Tippett

He occasionally wished that the music would blossom more often into melody, and (most surprisingly of all, given Michael's interest in counterpoint) thought ...

Author: Oliver Soden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474606042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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'A delight to read' Philip Pullman 'Essential reading ... a genuine landmark publication' Tom Service A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' The music of the British composer Michael Tippett - including the oratorio A Child of Our Time, five operas, and four symphonies - is among the most visionary of the twentieth century. But little has been written about his extraordinary life. In this long-awaited first biography, Oliver Soden weaves a century-spanning narrative of epic scope and penetrating insight. Soden has discovered troves of unpublished letters and manuscripts, and recorded moving interviews with Tippett's friends and colleagues. He paints a portrait of a powerful intellect and infectious personality: charming, stubborn, and great fun. But he also uncovers the sorrows and secrets that Tippett stowed away beneath his cheerfulness, not least the darker reaches of some tempestuous and often tragic love affairs. Soden's achievement is to have enriched our understanding not only of Tippett but of his times. Figures such as T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, Barbara Hepworth, and W.H. Auden jostle in the cast list. An Edwardian world of gaslight and empire cedes to turmoil and warfare; one startling revelation is the extent of Tippett's involvement in the fiery left-wing politics of the 1930s. The narrative roves from the mining villages of the north, blighted by unemployment, to a cell at Wormwood Scrubs, where Tippett was imprisoned as a conscientious objector. Later chapters uncover his operas' game-changing attitudes to gay and civil rights, against a backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race. And singing from the page comes the music, through which Soden charts an exquisitely written course, offering lucid readings of Tippett's most famous works while resuscitating forgotten masterpieces. The result is a landmark in the study of twentieth-century culture, simultaneously an astonishing feat of scholarship and a story as enthralling as in any great novel.
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Exploring Twentieth Century Music

Tradition and Innovation Arnold Whittall, Emeritus Professor of Music Theory and ... The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett : Modern Times and Metaphysics ...

Author: Arnold Whittall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521016681

Category: Music

Page: 238

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Carl Nielsen Studies

And of these very few , Nielsen's Fifth and Tippett's Third stand out for their ... 37 See David Clarke , The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett : Modern ...

Author: Michael Fjeldsøe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1409462137

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 393

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This is the fifth volume of Carl Nielsen Studies which is an annual publication issuing from the Royal Library of Denmark, also home to the Carl Nielsen edition. Carl Nielsen's status as one of the twentieth-century's foremost composers is now well-established. These volumes provide a forum for the spectrum of historical, analytical and aesthetic approaches to the study of Nielsen's music from an international line-up of contributors. In addition, each volume features reviews and reports on current Nielsen projects and an updated Nielsen bibliography, making Carl Nielsen Studies the most important source for up-to-the minute research on the composer and his work. Carl Nielsen Studies is distributed outside Scandinavia by Ashgate; distribution within Scandinavia is handled by The Royal Library, Copenhagen, PB 2149, DK 1016 K, Denmark.
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The Cultural Study of Music

He is a music theorist who has also written extensively on the music of Michael Tippett, including, most recently, The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: ...

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136754326

Category: Music

Page: 376

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Music and Consciousness 2

His book Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music in a Complex Age (Continuum 2005) won ... Michael Tippett, including a monograph, The Music and Thought of Michael ...

Author: Ruth Herbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198804352

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Consciousness has been described as one of the most mysterious things in the universe. Scientists, philosophers, and commentators from a whole range of disciplines can't seem to agree on what it is, generating a sizeable field of contemporary research known as consciousness studies. Following its forebear Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives (OUP, 2011), this volume argues that music can provide a valuable route to understanding consciousness, and also that consciousness opens up new perspectives for the study of music. It argues that consciousness extends beyond the brain, and is fundamentally related to selves engaged in the world, culture, and society. The book brings together an interdisciplinary line up of authors covering topics as wide ranging as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, philosophy and phenomenology, aesthetics, sociology, ethnography, and performance studies and musical styles from classic to rock, trance to Daoism, jazz to tabla, and deep listening to free improvisation. Music and Consciousness 2 will be fasinating reading for those studying or working in the field of musicology, those researching consciousness as well as cultural theorists, psychologists, and philosophers.
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Music and Consciousness

and Western Musical Practice (Ashgate, 2009) and, with Vanessa Knights, ... on the composer Michael Tippett—including The Music and Thought of Michael ...

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199553792

Category: Medical

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What is consciousness? Why and when do we have it? Where does it come from, and how does it relate to the lump of squishy grey matter in our heads, or to our material and social worlds? While neuroscientists, philosophers, psychologists, historians, and cultural theorists offer widely different perspectives on these fundamental questions concerning what it is like to be human, most agree that consciousness represents a 'hard problem'.The emergence of consciousness studies as a multidisciplinary discourse addressing these issues has often been associated with rapid advances in neuroscience-perhaps giving the impression that the arts and humanities have arrived late at the debating table. The longer historical view suggests otherwise, but it is probably true that music has been under-represented in accounts of consciousness. Music and Consciousness aims to redress the balance: its twenty essays offer a timely andmulti-faceted contribution to consciousness studies, critically examining some of the existing debates and raising new questions.The collection makes it clear that to understand consciousness we need to do much more than just look at brains: studying music demonstrates that consciousness is as much to do with minds, bodies, culture, and history. Incorporating several chapters that move outside Western philosophical traditions, Music and Consciousness corrects any perception that the study of consciousness is a purely occidental preoccupation. And in addition to what it says about consciousness the volume also presents adistinctive and thought-provoking configuration of new writings about music.
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Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty First Century

The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics. Cambridge. Clarke, D. (2001b). Tippett, Sir Michael', in S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell ...

Author: Fiona Macintosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192526243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Greek and Roman epic poetry has always provided creative artists in the modern world with a rich storehouse of themes. Tim Supple and Simon Reade's 1999 stage adaptation of Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid for the RSC heralded a new lease of life for receptions of the genre, and it now routinely provides raw material for the performance repertoire of both major cultural institutions and emergent, experimental theatre companies. This volume represents the first systematic attempt to chart the afterlife of epic in modern performance traditions, with chapters covering not only a significant chronological span, but also ranging widely across both place and genre, analysing lyric, film, dance, and opera from Europe to Asia and the Americas. What emerges most clearly is how anxieties about the ability to write epic in the early modern world, together with the ancient precedent of Greek tragedy's reworking of epic material, explain its migration to the theatre. This move, though, was not without problems, as epic encountered the barriers imposed by neo-classicists, who sought to restrict serious theatre to a narrowly defined reality that precluded its broad sweeps across time and place. In many instances in recent years, the fact that the Homeric epics were composed orally has rendered reinvention not only legitimate, but also deeply appropriate, opening up a range of forms and traditions within which epic themes and structures may be explored. Drawing on the expertise of specialists from the fields of classical studies, English and comparative literature, modern languages, music, dance, and theatre and performance studies, as well as from practitioners within the creative industries, the volume is able to offer an unprecedented modern and dynamic study of 'epic' content and form across myriad diverse performance arenas.
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Schoenberg s Twelve Tone Music

Symmetry and the Musical Idea Jack Boss ... David Clarke The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics M. J. Grant Serial Music, ...

Author: Jack Boss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107046863

Category: Music

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Jack Boss presents detailed analyses of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone pieces, bringing the composer's 'musical idea' - problem, elaboration, solution - to life.
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Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich

... Peter Burt The Music of Toru Takemitsu David Clarke The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics M. J. Grant Serial Music, ...

Author: Russell Hartenberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107151505

Category: Music

Page: 288

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A performer's perspective on Reich's compositions which explores the techniques developed by musicians to bring his compositions to life.
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The Musical Language of Pierre Boulez

... Peter Burt The Music of Toru Takemitsu David Clarke The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics M. J. Grant Serial Music, ...

Author: Jonathan Goldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521514903

Category: Music

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A fresh look at the musical universe of arguably one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century.
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