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Title The Cambridge companion to Vaughan Williams / edited by Alain Frogley and Aidan J. Thomson.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Vaughan Williams,R CAM    Available
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Description xx, 338 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Series Cambridge companions to music
Cambridge companions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-325) and indexes.
Contents The composer and society: family, politics, nation / Julian Onderdonk -- Vaughan Williams's musical apprenticeship / Byron Adams -- Becoming a national composer: critical reception to c.1925 / Aidan J. Thomson -- History and geography: the early orchestral works and first three symphonies / Alain Frogley -- The songs and shorter secular choral works / Sophie Fuller -- 'An Englishman and a democrat': Vaughan Williams, large choral works and the English festival tradition / Charles Edward McGuire -- Folksong arrangements, hymn tunes, and church music / Julian Onderdonk -- Music for stage and film / Eric Saylor -- Chamber music and works for soloist with orchestra / Christopher Mark -- The later symphonies / Julian Horton -- The public figure: Vaughan Williams as writer and activist / David Manning -- Vaughan Williams, Boult, and the BBC / Jenny Doctor -- Fluctuations in the response to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams / Michael Kennedy -- Vaughan Williams and his successors: composers' forum / Peter Maxwell Davies, Piers Hellawell, Nicola LeFanu and Anthony Payne in conversation with Aidan J. Thomson.
Summary An icon of British national identity and one of the most widely performed twentieth-century composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams has been misunderstood as much as he had been revered; his international impact and enduring influence on areas as diverse as church music, film scores and popular music has been insufficiently appreciated. This volume brings together a team of leading scholars, examining all areas of the composer's output from new perspectives, and re-evaluating the cultural politics of his lifelong advocacy for the music-making of ordinary people. Surveys of major genres are complemented by chapters exploring such topics as the composer's relationship with the BBC and his studies with Ravel; uniquely, the book also includes specially commissioned interviews with major living composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Piers Hellawell, Nicola Lefanu and Anthony Payne. [Publisher description]
Subject Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958.
Composers -- England -- Biography.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music -- England -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Added Author Frogley, Alain.
Thomson, Aidan J., 1975-
Added Title Vaughan Williams
ISBN 9780521197687 (hbk.)
0521197686 (hbk.)
9780521162906 (pbk.)
0521162904 (pbk.)

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