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CONTEMPORARY BRITISH MUSIC

The Twenty-Five Years from 1945 to 1970

By

FRANCIS ROUTH
(First published 1972)

 

CONTENTS

Preface

I Introduction - British music up to 1939

II The establishment of a tradition

1 William Walton

2 Alan Rawsthorne

3 William Alwyn

4 Edmund Rubbra

5 Arnold Cooke

III The development of a tradition

6 Humphrey Searle

7 Denis ApIvor

8 Thea Musgrave

9 Don Banks

IV British by choice. The influence of other traditions

10 Franz Reizenstein

11 Matyas Seiber

12 Egon Wellesz

13 Roberto Gerhard

14 Andrzej Panufnik

V The evolution of a tradition

15 Benjamin Britten

16 Peter Maxwell Davies

17 Peter Racine Fricker

18 Anthony Milner

19 Michael Tippett

VI The contemporary scene

20 Electronic Music and the Avant-Garde

21 Serialism and Romanticism

22 Lennox Berkeley and Priaulx Rainier

23 Teacher/Composers

VII Appendices (not included in this web version)

VIII Select Bibliography (not included in this web version)

 

Note

This web version, reproduced here with the kind permission of the author, is not an exact facsimile of the printed original. Footnotes are shown next to their entry in squared brackets: [....], plates are not reproduced and the extensive but ephemeral appendices have been omitted. Italics have been removed in interests of speed of text capture. Anomalously I have included the page number cross references but these will not tie in to the web pages. They are simply an indication that another reference to the subject can be found elsewhere in the work.

If you notice scanning or reproduction errors then please draw them to the attention of rob.barnett@ukgateway.net. From time to time we may issue corrected pages.

All rights in this work are the sole property of Francis Routh and this work may not be copied or reproduced in any form except with the prior written permission of Mr Routh.

First published by Macdonald London (1972) SBN 356 03773 8

It is still possible to find second-hand copies of this book.

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