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Britten and the Far East: Asian Influences in the Music of Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten's strong interest in the musical traditions of the Far East had a far-reaching influence on his compositional style; this book explores the highly original cross-cultural synthesis
The Cambridge companion to twentieth-century opera
A chronology of twentieth-century opera Nigel Simeone Part I. Legacies: 1. Opera in transition Arnold Whittall 2. Wagner and beyond John Deathridge 3. Puccini and the Italian tradition Virgilio
A History of Film Music
This book provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the major trends in film scoring from the silent era to the present day, focussing not only on dominant Hollywood practices but also
The Cambridge Companion to Jazz
Chronology of jazz The word 'jazz' Krin Gabbard Part I. Jazz Times: 1. The identity of jazz David Horn 2. The jazz diaspora Bruce Johnson 3. The jazz audience Jed Resula 4. Jazz and dance Robert
The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten
Introduction Mervyn Cooke Part I. Apprenticeship: 1. Juvenilia (1922-1932) Christopher Mark 2. Britten, Auden and 'Otherness' Paul Kildea 3. Britten in the cinema: 'Coal Face' Philip Reed Part II.
Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd
1. Synopsis 2. Herman Melville's Billy Budd 3. Britten's Billy Budd: Melville as opera libretto 4. From first thoughts to first night: a Billy Budd chronology 5. The 1960 revisions: a two-act Billy