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    Benjamin Britten: art song, a synthesis of words and music — issues and approaches to text-setting


    Higgins, Paul (2009) Benjamin Britten: art song, a synthesis of words and music — issues and approaches to text-setting. Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal, 2. pp. 1-18.

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    Abstract

    The clarity of verbal expression evident throughout Benjamin Britten’s (1913-1976) art songs serves to highlight the central role which the setting of pre-existing written poetic texts occupies in his compositional process and in the aesthetic appreciation of his interpretation. For Britten, text acts initially as a source of musical imagination, but it also provides the composer with a framework with which to express musically his selected, literary-based ideas.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Benjamin Britten; art song; synthesis; words; music; issues; approaches; text-setting; Maynooth Musicology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Item ID: 9469
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 11:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal
    Publisher: Maynooth Musicology
    Refereed: Yes
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