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Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatre

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David Beard presents the first definitive survey of Harrison Birtwistle's music for the opera house and theatre, from his smaller-scale works, such as Down by the Greenwood Side and Bow Down, to the full-length operas, such as Punch and Judy, The Mask of Orpheus and Gawain. Blending source study with both music analysis and cultural criticism, the book focuses on the sometimes tense but always revealing relationship between abstract musical processes and the practical demands of narrative drama, while touching on theories ...

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Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatre
2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316641989

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Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatre
2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521895347

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