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The Making of Peter Grimes : Essays - Paul Banks

The Making of Peter Grimes

Essays

By: Paul Banks (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th October 2012
ISBN: 9780851157917
Number Of Pages: 318

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The premiere of Peter Grimes on 7 June 1945 announced the emergence of the first great composer of opera in English since Purcell. Surviving documents offer evidence of the complex interaction of differing ideas about the possible shape and content of the new work, most notably the composition draft, which these essays are particularly concerned to illuminate. They juxtapose historic material with fresh studies: three items written by members of the team involved in the 1945 production are set alongside specially-commissioned articles, with the three-fold intention of presenting the views of some of the creators of the opera, outlining the work's early history, and offering contemporary perspectives on its historical context and its message. Professor PAUL BANKS is Research Development Fellow at the Royal College of Music. Contributors: PAUL BANKS, PHILIP BRETT, BENJAMIN BRITTEN, ERIC CROZIER, DONALD MITCHELL, PETER PEARS, PHILIP REED, ROSAMUND STRODE. Packed away in its pages is a very large amount of new information. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT A fitting tribute to the opera's enduring international stature, and undoubtedly (a) significant achievement in Britten studies. MUSIC AND LETTERS

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Packed away in its pages is a very large amount of new information. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT A fitting tribute to the opera's enduring international stature, and undoubtedly [a] significant achievement in Britten studies. MUSIC AND LETTERS

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Foreword
Foreword to Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction (1945)
Peter Grimes (1965)
Notes on the Production of Peter Grimes (1946)
A Peter Grimes Chronology, 1941-1945
Peter Grimes: The Growth of the Libretto
Finding the Right Notes
The Later History of the Composition Draft
Peter Grimes: Fifty Years On
Bibliographic Notes and Narratives
Personalia
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780851157917
ISBN-10: 0851157912
Series: Aldeburgh Studies in Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 18th October 2012
Publisher: BOLTON PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.85 x 21.18  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 1.05
Edition Type: New edition

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