A New English Music: Composers and Folk Traditions in by Tim Rayborn PDF

By Tim Rayborn

ISBN-10: 0786496347

ISBN-13: 9780786496341

The flip of the 20 th century used to be a time of significant swap in Britain. The empire observed its international impact waning and its conventional social buildings challenged. there has been a growing to be weariness of industrialism and a wish to rediscover culture and the roots of English history. a brand new curiosity in English folks track and dance encouraged paintings track, which many believed used to be seeing a renaissance after a interval of stagnation because the 18th century.
This ebook makes a speciality of the lives of 7 composers—Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger—whose paintings was once prompted by way of people songs and early tune. each one bankruptcy offers an historic heritage and tells the attention-grabbing tale of a musical life.

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