Britten, War Requiem

Britten, War Requiem

Book - 1996
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Cambridge Univ Pr
An illuminating study of Britten's War Requiem, examining the composer's treatment of the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen.
The book examines from various viewpoints Britten's War Requiem, written in 1962 to celebrate the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral and uniting the famous anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the Latin Requiem Mass. Britten's and Owen's pacifist beliefs are compared, and the chronology of the compositional process unraveled from documentary and manuscript sources. The musical language is analyzed in detail, and the fluctuating critical responses to the score are assessed.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780521440899
Branch Call Number: 782.3238 BRITT COOKE
Characteristics: ix, 115 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: War requiem


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