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Description - Britten: War Requiem by Mervyn Cooke

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521446334
ISBN-10: 0521446333
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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