Literary Britten : words and music in Benjamin Britten's vocal works /

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Woodbridge :The Boydell Press,, Volume volume 13, United Kingdom ; , p.1 online resource (xix, 405 pages) : (2018)

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(OCoLC)fst01168379, 20th century, bisacsh, fast, Genres & Styles, History and criticism., Music, Reference., Vocal music, Vocal music.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction / Kate Kennedy -- Britten and his librettists : the composer as auteur / Mervyn Cooke -- Britten, Auden and the 1930s / John Fuller -- James, Britten, Piper and the literary supernatural : the changing "vision of evil" in The turn of the screw and Owen Wingrave / Nick Clark -- "Thought's wildernesses" : the development of Britten's Nocturne from library to score / Kate Kennedy -- "Reading at intervals" : Britten's romantic poetry / Brian Young -- Britten's drops : the lyric into song / Rebekah Scott -- "Without any tune" : the role of the discursive shift in Britten's interpretation of poetry / Vicki P. Stroeher -- Britten and modern tragedy / Adrian Poole -- Settings from boyhood / Lucy Walker -- "Practical jokes" : Britten and Auden's Our hunting fathers revisited / Joanna Bullivant -- Choice and inevitability : the moral economy of Peter Grimes / Philip Ross Bullock -- Sin, death, and love : Britten's Holy sonnets of John Donne / David Fuller -- Britten's Donne meditation / Justin Vickers -- Scenes from Britten's Spring symphony / Philip Rupprecht -- "I have read Billy Budd" : the Forster-Britten reading(s) of Melville / Hanna Rochlitz -- Miles must die : ideological uses of "innocence" in Britten's The turn of the screw / J.P.E. Harper-Scott -- Benjamin Britten and medieval drama at Chester : from Abraham and Isaac to "The Nativity" / Peter Happe -- Ambiguous Venice / John Hopkins.Print version record.