British Music and Modernism, 1895-1960

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Matthew Riley
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Music - 329 pages
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Critical work on British music of the early 20th century has been hindered by perceptions of the repertory as insular in its references, escaping the modernity that surrounded its composers. This book explores how research has now begun to break down these perceptions.
 

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Contents

Liberal Critics and Modern Music in the PostVictorian
13
Elgar Reception in the Manchester
31
Schoenberg Roger Fry and the Emergence of a Critical Language
49
Modernism Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes in London
67
Wave Deformations in the Music
93
Holst and Formalism
109
William Walton Visual Culture and English
125
Vaughan Williams Modernism and
147
Vaughan Williamss Antic Symphony
175
Walter Leigh on Modern Music
197
Benjamin BrittensPierrotEnsembles
221
H G Wells Arthur Bliss
249
Early Music and the Ambivalent Origins of Elisabeth Lutyenss
269
The real thing at last? Historicizing Humphrey Searle
293
Index
327
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Matthew Riley is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Birmingham, UK

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