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New,Benjamin Britten in Context

  • Editor: Stroeher, Vicki P.
  • Editor: Vickers, Justin
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Contents

  • Prologue: Positioning Britten Vicki P. Stroeher and Justin Vickers
  • Part I . The Britten Circle(S):
  • 1. Early mentors: The bridges, the Auden set, and the mayers of long Island Arnold Whittall
  • 2. Peter Pears Justin Vickers
  • 3. The open secret Nicholas Clark
  • 4. Britten's circle Lucy Walker
  • 5. Britten's musical assistants Christopher Scheer
  • 6. Britten's publishers as advance and rear guard Philip Reed
  • Part II . British Musical Life:
  • 7. Composing in England Eric Saylor
  • 8. Britten and Film Mervyn Cooke
  • 9. Britten and the radio Alison Garnham
  • 10. Television and the composer Danielle Ward-Griffin
  • 11. Music critics and the press Philip Reed and Vicki P. Stroeher
  • 12. Britten and English opera: Myths and a (Chequered) history Mervyn Cooke
  • 13. Festival culture in the British Isles Justin Vickers
  • 14. Concert life in Britain Philip Reed
  • 15. Benjamin Britten and folksong Julian Onderdonk
  • 16. Educating the Nation: Britten's music for young people Kate Guthrie
  • Part III . Britten and Other Composers:
  • 17. The compositional context: creating a voice Christopher Mark
  • 18. Responding to a British musical past Michael Burden
  • 19. Britten and the English musical renaissance Alain Frogley
  • 20. Responding to the continent Arved Ashby
  • 21. An English tradition? Christopher Mark
  • 22.'An exciting time with all Russians': Anglo-Soviet musical contacts Cameron Pyke
  • 23. The Avant-Garde Philip Rupprecht
  • Part IV . Wordsmiths, Designers, and Performers:
  • 24. W. H. Auden Vicki P. Stroeher
  • 25. Eric Crozier Justin Vickers
  • 26. Two librettists: Montagu slater and Ronald Duncan Ian Patterson
  • 27. The wise, queer heart of Englishness: E. M. Forster Hanna Rochlitz
  • 28.William Plomer's poetics of exile at home Kevin Salfen
  • 29.'Don't colour them, the music will do that': Myfanwy Piper and Britten's marriage of words and music Frances Spalding
  • 30. Designing and dancing Britten Kevin Salfen and Lucy Walker
  • 31.Pears as illuminator, interpreter, and inspiration Justin Vickers
  • 32. Britten's singers Roger Vignoles
  • 33. Britten's performers: those most 'Instrumental' Thomas Schuttenhelm
  • Part V . British Socio-Cultural, Religious, and Political Life:
  • 34. English and British national identity in the Arts Irene Morra
  • 35. Britten's landscapes Charlotte de Mille
  • 36. Monarchy, royalty, and arts patronage Matthias Range
  • 37. Literary leanings Nicholas Clark
  • 38. Faith, spirituality, and the church Margaret Lane
  • 39. The politics of the closet J. P. E. Harper-Scott
  • 40. Communism, socialism, and pacifism in British politics: From the 1930s to the cold war Joanna Bullivant
  • Epilogue: Britten's Legacy Arnold Whittall
  • Topical bibliography for further reading
  • Works cited
  • Index.