Alan Rawsthorne: A Bio-bibliography (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 363 pages
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Alan Rawsthorne was a British composer, film scorer, music editor, author, and radio talk show presenter. At the heart of his musical contribution was a unique blend of European and English 20th-century techniques which concentrated on instrumental rather than vocal music. While most of this volume is dedicated to Rawsthorne's original musical works, the reader's attention is also drawn to his articles, radio talks, and arrangements of works of other composers. His disposition placed his career in the background of others who were more public; his preference was to write music for its own sake rather than for notoriety and monetary gain. Through the guiding direction of other composers and radio leadership personnel, Rawsthorne created music for the next age as much as for his current time.

This bibliography is comprised of a listing of all known works (completed and uncompleted), premieres and selected other performances (highlighting venues, dates, and performers' names), a discography of both commercially available discs and archival tapes and discs, a 1500-item annotated set of citations of reviews, sections of books, articles and the like regarding the works, Rawsthorne's life and recordings, five appendices (song cycle and multi-section works components, alphabetical works list, Manchester manuscript collection details, chronological works list, works of other composers dedicated to Rawsthorne) and a 25-page index to the book.

  

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WORKS AND PERFORMANCES
17
Instrumental Chamber Music W2756
26
Film and Documentary Scores W5783
46
Works for Orchestra or Brass Band W84104
54
Solo Songs W105 121
71
Choral Works W122133
77
Works for One or Two Solo Instruments and Orchestra W134142
84
Works for Solo Voice and Instruments W143151
96
Biographica1 References B43178J
148
Obituaries B179190
165
Juvenilia B226242
169
Files at the Oxford University Press B243314
170
Files at the BBC Written Archives B315352
174
Files at the Dartington Hall Archives B353356
179
Files at the National Archives Kew Gardens B357361
180
References to Specific Works B4561533
191

Works for Solo Piano or Piano Duet W152162
100
Arrangements W163179
105
DISCOGRAPHY
111
British Library Educational Institutions D154329
122
RNCM D330414
133
NWSA 139
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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
143
Song Cycle and Multi Section Works Components
305
Alphabetical Works List
309
Chronological Works List
315
Manchester Manuscript Collection
321
Works of Other Composers Dedicated to Rawsthorne
333
Index
335
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About the author (2004)

JOHN C. DRESSLER is Professor of Music at Murray State University. He is also the author of Gerald Finzi: A Bio-Bibligraphy (Greenwood, 1997).

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