Aspects of British Music of the 1990s by Peter O'Hagan

By Peter O'Hagan

The Nineteen Nineties paintings of six British composers kinds the point of interest of this selection of essays, coming up from a convention that came about at collage of Surrey Roehampton in February 1999. The composers whose track is mentioned are James Dillon, Thomas advert? Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Harvey, Edwin Roxburgh and Sebastian Forbes. Reflecting the goals of the convention, this quantity brings jointly composers and musicologists to debate major works from the decade of the 20th century, and likewise a number of the wider concerns surrounding British tune. Arnold Whittall and Julian Johnson supply views at the plurality of up to date British tune. Edwin Roxburgh deals a private account of 'The Artists' Dilemma', while the essays that persist with discover features of musical shape and constitution in quite a few works. the second one 1/2 the ebook contains interviews with lots of the composers whose track is mentioned partly I, including another measurement to our knowing of the preoccupations of British composition on the finish of the 20 th century.

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