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019 1  13214008 
020    0851155790|q(alk. paper) 
028 00 BPLCD 001|bBritten-Pears Library 
035    .b22879699 
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100 1  Cooke, Mervyn.|0
245 10 Britten and the Far East :|bAsian influences in the music 
       of Benjamin Britten /|cMervyn Cooke. 
264  1 Woodbridge, Suffolk ;|aRochester, NY :|bBoydell Press ;
       |aAldeburgh :|bBritten-Pears Library,|c1998. 
300    xx, 279 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm +|e1 audio disc 
       (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Aldeburgh studies in music,|x0969-3548 ;|vv. 4. 
500    Compact disc publisher no.: BPLCD 001. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and 
505 0  List of musical examples on compact disc -- Glossary of 
       Indonesian and Japanese terms -- 1. Making Tonic and 
       Dominant Seem like Ghosts -- 2. Britten and Colin McPhee -
       - 3. Bali -- 4. The Prince of the Pagodas -- 5. Japan -- 
       6. From No to Church Parable: the Evolution of Curlew 
       River, 1956-64. I. The No Theatre. II. Sumidagawa and the 
       Curlew River libretto. III. Curlew River and the dramatic 
       style of No. IV. Curlew River and European mediaeval 
       drama. V. The musical style of Curlew River: No and Gagaku
       -- 7. The Later Church Parables. I. The Burning Fiery 
       Furnace. II. The Prodigal Son -- 8. Stylistic Synthesis: 
       Death in Venice -- 9. The Composer and his Critics. 
520    Investigations with accompanying CD into the influence of 
       Eastern music on Britten's composition. 
520 80 Benjamin Britten's strong interest in the musical 
       traditions of the Far East had a far-reaching influence on
       his compositional style; this book is the first to 
       investigate the highly original cross-cultural synthesis 
       he was able to achieve through the use of material 
       borrowed from Balinese, Japanese and Indian music. 
       Britten's visit to Indonesia and Japan in 1955-6 is 
       reconstructed from archival sources, and shown to have had
       a profound impact on his subsequent work: the techniques 
       of Balinese gamelan music were used in the ballet The 
       Prince of the Pagodas (1957), and then became an essential
       feature of Britten's compositional style, at their most 
       potent in Death in Venice (1973); and the No drama and 
       Gagaku court music of Japan were the inspiration for the 
       trilogy of church parables Britten composed in the 1960s. 
       The precise nature of these influences is discussed; 
       Britten's sporadic borrowings from Indian music are also 
       fully analysed. There is a survey of critical response to 
       Britten's cross-cultural experiments. 
520 80 Accompanying CD of original Balinese, Japanese and Indian 
       recordings used by Britten as source material. 
600 10 Britten, Benjamin,|d1913-1976|0
       authorities/names/n79105791|xCriticism and interpretation.
600 10 Britten, Benjamin,|d1913-1976|0
650  0 Music|0
       |xOriental influences. 
830  0 Aldeburgh studies in music.|0
       /names/n93046561|x0969-3548 ;|vv. 4. 
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