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The Music of Britten and Tippett

Studies in Themes and Techniques

  • Author: Whittall, Arnold
This is an important book, enriching with far more exact substance than had so far been essayed the common view of these two composers as talents in many ways complementary

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Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • Part I . The Thirties and the War:
  • 1. Britten: Four early works (1931-3)
  • 2. Tippett: String quartet No. 1, Piano Sonata No. 1 (1934-7)
  • 3. Britten: Our Hunting Fathers to the Violin Concerto (1936-9)
  • 4. Tippett in 1939: the Concerto for Double String Orchestra
  • 5. Britten in America: 1939-42
  • 6. Tippett: an oratorio, a string quartet and a cantata (1939-43)
  • 7. Britten's return: 1942-3
  • 8. Tippett and symphonic form (1944-6)
  • Postscript: the Britten legacy
  • Part II . After the War (1944-63):
  • 9. Britten: Peter Grimes (1944-5)
  • 10. Britten: the Donne Sonnets and the String Quartet No. 2 (1945)
  • 11. Britten: The Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring (1946-7)
  • 12. Britten: from Albert Herring to Billy Budd (1947-51)
  • 13. Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage (1946-52)
  • 14. Britten: from Canticle II to Winter Words (1952-3)
  • 15. Tippett: from the Corelli Fantasia to the Piano Concerto (1953-5)
  • 16. Britten: The Turn of the Screw to Noye's Fludde (1953-7)
  • 17. Tippett: Symphony No. 2 (1956-7)
  • 18. Britten: the Nocturne to the War Requiem (1958-61)
  • 19. Tippett: King Priam (1958-61)
  • 20. Tippett: after King Priam (1962-3)
  • Part III . Patterns of Transformation (1963-80):
  • 21. Britten: The Cello Symphony and Curlew River (1963-4)
  • 22. Tippett: The Vision of Saint Augustine (1963-5)
  • 23. Britten: Blake, Pushkin and the second Church Parable (1965-6)
  • 24. Britten: from The Prodigal Son to Who are these children? (1967-9)
  • 25. Tippett: The Knot Garden and Songs for Dov (1966-70)
  • 26. Britten: From Owen Wingrave to Death in Venice (1970-3)
  • 27. Tippett: Symphony No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 3 (1970-3)
  • 28. Britten: the final compositions (1974-6)
  • 29. Tippett: The Ice Break, and after (1973-80)
  • 30. Tippett: Into the eighties (1980-9)
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Further reading
  • Index.