Edward J Dent: Selected Essays

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 22, 1979 - Music - 296 pages
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During his long career, Edward Dent wrote on a variety of musical subjects, ranging from substantial articles in the most learned journals to less weighty pieces in Radio Times. This volume aims to reflect that variety. Some of the articles are now of primarily historical interest, others offer insights of a fundamental kind; all are informed by Dent's witty and distinctive prose style. In editing this collection, Hugh Taylor has drawn on writings from 1903 to 1951 and included two pieces originally written in Italian and published here in English for the first time. As well as providing footnotes, which amplify certain of Dent's statements and draw attention to subsequent research, Mr Taylor has listed sources for Dent's many textual references and quotations. Brought together in this way Dent's learned but always readable criticism will appeal to the reader with a general interest in music as well as to the music student and specialist.
 

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Contents

THE TRANSLATION OF OPERAS
1
MUSIC FOR THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAYS
26
LEONARDO LEO
37
ITALIAN CHAMBER CANTATAS
58
CECIL ARMSTRONG GIBBS
85
THE PROBLEMS OF MODERN MUSIC
92
ON THE COMPOSITION OF ENGLISH SONGS
104
BUSONlS DOCTOR FAUST I 18
119
BINARY AND TERNARY FORM 1 74
174
THE HISTORICAL APPROACH TO MUSIC
189
LA RAPPRESENTAZIONE DI ANIMA E DI CORPO
207
THE TEACHING OF STRICT COUNTERPOINT
218
THE VICTORIANS AND OPERA
232
CORNO DI BASSETTO
238
A PASTORAL OPERA BY ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI
250
VERDI IN ENGLISH
261

THE STYLE OF SCHUBERT
133
melody and harmony
142
BELLINI IN ENGLAND
158
LOOKING BACKWARD
272
INDEX
291
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Hugh Taylor is Vice President of Marketing at SOA Software, the leading provider of management and security solutions for enterprise service-oriented architecture. He is the co-author, with Eric Pulier, of Understanding Enterprise SOA (Manning, 2005). The author of more than a dozen articles and papers on the subject of web services and service-oriented architecture, Taylor is an authority on business process management, SOA, and compliance issues. Taylor received his B.A. degree, Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College in 1988 and his M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1992. He lives in Los Angeles.

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