The British Piano Sonata, 1870-1945 PDF ePub eBook

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The British Piano Sonata, 1870-1945 free pdf From the start of the English musical renaissance, British composers were preoccupied with Germanic principles of sonata writing, despite their subsequent exposure to influences outside this tradition - late romantic music, French impressionism, Russian nationalism, Scriabin, British folk music, African-American music and neo-classicism. Regardless of education, or the climate at the Royal College and the Royal Academy, fully explored here, the Austro-German tradition proved inescapable. This first study of the subject offers detailed commentary on key works, with plentiful musical examples, revealing influences and techniques, and demonstrating composers' attitudes towards the genre- the reception history of the piano sonata is also discussed, to build up a picture of public musical taste. An appendix contains transcripts of interviews, including one with Sir Michael Tippett- these are particularly significant, as most of the subjects are now dead. Also included is a useful reference section, cataloguing the sonatas, as well as a full discography chronicling the recording history of each sonata. Dr LISA HARDY studied music, mathematics and education at the University of Keele, and researched her PhD at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She works as a freelance piano and flute teacher and accompanist in Northumberland.

About Lisa Hardy

Dr LISA HARDY teaches music at Rochester Grammar School for Girls.

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Author : Lisa Hardy
Publisher : The Boydell Press
Data Published : 15 July 2001
ISBN : 0851158226
EAN : 9780851158228
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 276 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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