Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, And Musical Patriot by Paul WattJoseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, And Musical Patriot by Paul Watt

Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, And Musical Patriot

EditorPaul Watt, Anne-marie Forbes

Hardcover | December 23, 2014

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Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot focuses on the musical and literary life of the composer. Opening with a biographical overview of Holbrooke that concentrates on his relationship with Granville Bantock and Wales and the role that Lord Howard de Walden played in Holbrooke's work and development, contributors then offer studies of a selection of repertory by Holbrooke, including his chamber music, the chamber operas Pierrot and Pierrette and The Enchanted Garden, and his tone poem "The Raven." The final chapter discusses Holbrooke's nationalist ideology through a close examination and analysis of his book Contemporary British Composers, that was published in 1925. Included as well is an appendix of the complete works of Holbrooke, providing the first comprehensive and corrected list of Holbrooke's compositions.
Paul Watt is a senior lecturer in musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. Anne-Marie Forbes is a senior lecturer in musicology at the Conservatorium of Music, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
Title:Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, And Musical PatriotFormat:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9.13 × 6.31 × 1.26 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810888912

ISBN - 13:9780810888913


Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesList of AbbreviationsAcknowledgmentsChronology of Holbrooke's Life and MusicChapter 1: Situating Holbrooke in British Musical HistoryPaul Watt and Anne-Marie ForbesChapter 2: Joseph Holbrooke: A Life in OutlineRob BarnettChapter 3: Friendship with Granville BantockDavid CraikChapter 4: Celtic Connections and T.E. EllisAnne-Marie ForbesChapter 5: Holbrooke's Chamber Music and the Specter of Mass CulturePaul HopwoodChapter 6: Holbrooke and Chamber Opera: Pierrot and Pierette and The Enchanted Garden Paul RodmellChapter 7: Holbrooke and Poe Revisited: Refiguring The Raven as the Musical Uncanny Michael AllisChapter 8: A "Nationalist in Art": Holbrooke's Contemporary British Composers (1925)Paul WattAppendix 1: Catalog of WorksAppendix 2: Music Inspired by Welsh SubjectsAppendix 3: DiscographyReferencesIndexList of Contributors

Editorial Reviews

Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot is the first book to provide a detailed examination of the composer. . . .[The book] will be of considerable interest to a surprisingly large group of people. Firstly, there are the musical historians for whom this volume will be invaluable in gaining a greater understanding of British music, especially in the first half of the twentieth century. . . .Students of Celtic and Welsh history and arts will require this book as an essential adjunct to their understanding of the influence of that nation's history, 'nationalist ideology' and folklore on the London-born composer. The more general reader will find the examination of Holbrooke's life of great interest as well as the examination of some of his key chamber and orchestral works prove helpful in gaining an understanding of one of the most important, but neglected, if somewhat wayward, of British composers.