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Michael Nyman: Collected Writings

  • Author: ap Siôn, Pwyll
some of the best journalism of the time. One of the most attractive features of this collection of reviews and critical essays from the years between 1968 and 1982 is Nyman's unstuffy appreciation... More…

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Contents

  • Contents: Foreword, Michael Nyman
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I Reviews, Criticisms and Short Prose Writings: Section 1 1968-1969: Blocks of granite
  • The sound of music
  • Enter Birtwistle
  • New favourites
  • Shawms and rackets
  • Alexander Goehr's Naboth's Vineyard
  • Harrison Birtwistle's Punch and Judy
  • Minimal music
  • Chaconnes
  • About time too
  • Now you see it, now you don't
  • Is this a record?
  • Play group
  • Work projects
  • Demolition squad
  • French polish
  • Two new works by Birtwistle
  • Not being done
  • This way madness
  • Boulez in the labyrinth
  • Skip and run
  • Hands off
  • Patchwork
  • Mr Birtwistle is out
  • Purcell in his cups
  • Brass tacks
  • With reference to Birtwistle's Medusa
  • Scratch and co
  • Drums and symbols. Section 2 1970-1971: Old master
  • Food of love
  • Six to one
  • Ancient monument
  • Flowerpot men
  • Stockhausen and David Bedford
  • Birtwistle's rituals
  • Satiety
  • Anachronisms
  • Big screen opera
  • Sign language
  • Boulez's law
  • Stockhausen - the musician, the machine
  • Interconnections
  • Stockhausen kommt
  • Panethnic
  • Steve Reich, Phil Glass
  • Stockhausen
  • Towards interpretation
  • Stravarese
  • Uncommercial
  • Melody rides again
  • Disciplinarians
  • Dart's epitaph. Section 3 1972-1977: Learning from scratch
  • Causerie
  • Circle complete
  • Christian Wolff
  • The experimental tradition
  • As the Titanic went down
  • Last week's broadcast music: Morton Feldman
  • Last week's broadcast music: electronic music
  • Last week's broadcast music: Robert Simpson
  • Last week's broadcast music: Harrison Birtwistle
  • Last week's broadcast music: Anton Bruckner
  • Americana
  • Tippett at 70
  • Peak district
  • Bare essentials
  • Mexican discovery
  • Lindbergh's flight. Part II Articles, Essays, Interviews and Longer Prose Pieces: Towards (a definition of) experimental music
  • Tim Souster's night out at the Proms
  • John Cage in Paris
  • Steve Reich: an interview with Michael Nyman
  • Harrison Birtwistle
  • Cornelius Cardew's The Great Learning
  • SR - mysteries of the phase
  • Cage and Satie
  • Cage/Cardew
  • The experimental