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Music and Sexuality in Britten : Selected Essays / Philip Brett; George E. Haggerty.

Author/Creator:
Brett, Philip author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2006]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (295 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Composers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Gender identity in music.
Sex in music.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Philip Brett's groundbreaking writing on Benjamin Britten altered the course of music scholarship in the later twentieth century. This volume is the first to gather in one collection Brett's searching and provocative work on the great British composer. Some of the early essays opened the door to gay studies in music, while the discussions that Brett initiated reinvigorated the study of Britten's work and inspired a generation of scholars to imagine "the new musicology." Addressing urgent questions of how an artist's sexual, cultural, and personal identity feeds into specific musical texts, Brett examines most of Britten's operas as well as his role in the British cultural establishment of the mid-twentieth century. With some of the essays appearing here for the first time, this volume develops a complex understanding of Britten's musical achievement and highlights the many ways that Brett expanded the borders of his field.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Introduction Remembering Philip Brett
1. Britten And Grimes
2. "Grimes Is At His Exercise" Sex, Politics, And Violence In The Librettos Of Peter Grimes
3. Grimes And Lucretia
4. Salvation At Sea Britten'S Billy Budd
5. Character And Caricature In Albert Herring
6. Britten'S Bad Boys Male Relations In The Turn Of The Screw
7. Britten'S Dream
8. Eros And Orientalism In Britten'S Operas
9. Keeping The Straight Line Intact? Britten'S Relation To Folksong, Purcell, And His English Predecessors
10. Pacifism, Political Action, And Artistic Endeavor
11. Auden'S Britten
12. The Britten Era
Afterword
Appendix Philip Brett'S Britten Scholarship
Works Cited
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Haggerty, George E., editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520939127
OCLC:
773565094
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520939127 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.