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The Resource Britten's unquiet pasts : sound and memory in postwar reconstruction, Heather Wiebe

Britten's unquiet pasts : sound and memory in postwar reconstruction, Heather Wiebe

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Britten's unquiet pasts : sound and memory in postwar reconstruction
Title
Britten's unquiet pasts
Title remainder
sound and memory in postwar reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Heather Wiebe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examining the intersections between musical culture and a British project of reconstruction from the 1940s to the early 1960s, this study asks how gestures toward the past negotiated issues of recovery and renewal. In the wake of the Second World War, music became a privileged site for re-enchanting notions of history and community, but musical recourse to the past also raised issues of mourning and loss. How was sound figured as a historical object and as a locus of memory and magic? Wiebe addresses this question using a wide range of sources, from planning documents to journalism, public ceremonial and literature. Its central focus, however, is a set of works by Benjamin Britten that engaged both with the distant musical past and with key episodes of postwar reconstruction, including the Festival of Britain, the Coronation of Elizabeth II and the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Wiebe, Heather
Dewey number
780.92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Music since 1900
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  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Music
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Britten's unquiet pasts : sound and memory in postwar reconstruction, Heather Wiebe
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Music and cultural renewal -- "Today on earth the angels sing": carols in wartime -- Realizing Purcell -- Gloriana and the "New Elizabethans" -- Remembering faith in Noye's Fludde -- Ghosts in the ruins: the War Requiem at Coventry
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ocn813957174
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139568654
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813957174
Label
Britten's unquiet pasts : sound and memory in postwar reconstruction, Heather Wiebe
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Music and cultural renewal -- "Today on earth the angels sing": carols in wartime -- Realizing Purcell -- Gloriana and the "New Elizabethans" -- Remembering faith in Noye's Fludde -- Ghosts in the ruins: the War Requiem at Coventry
Control code
ocn813957174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139568654
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813957174

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