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Benjamin Britten: "The Turn of the Screw"

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This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The opening chapters by Vivien Jones and Patricia Howard deal with the literary source of the opera Oames's novella), the structure of the libretto, and the technique by which a short story was transformed into an opera. The central chapter, on the musical style and structures of the opera, includes an account of the composition process deduced from early sketches of the work by John Evans, an analysis of the unique form of the opera with a more detailed examination of the last scene by Patricia Howard, and an account of the significance and effect of the orchestration by Christopher Palmer. Finally, Patricia Howard traces the stage history of the work, from its initial reception in Venice in 1954, through some seminal reinterpretations in the 1960s to its present established position in the repertoire. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.

Synopsis:

This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.

Table of Contents

General preface; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Henry James's The Turn of the Screw Vivien Jones; 2. Myfanwy Piper's The Turn of the Screw: libretto and synopsis Patricia Howard; 3. Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw: the music; 3a. The sketches: chronology and analysis John Evans; 3b. Structures: an overall view Patricia Howard; 3c.The climax: Act II scene 8, Miles Patricia Howard; 3d. The colour of the music Christopher Palmer; 4. The Turn of the Screw in the theatre Patricia Howard; Notes; Bibliography; Discography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521283564
Editor:
Howard, Patricia
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Howard, Patricia
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
Howard, Patricia
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Britten, Benjamin
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge opera handbooks
Series Volume:
no. 138
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.41 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.
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