Lead Editor and "Introduction" RANKING = 4

David Forrest, Quinn Ankrum, Stacey Jocoy, Kevin Salfen, Anne Kissel, Clare Eng, Gordon Sly, Stuart Duncan, Shersten Johnson, Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Peter Martens, Tracey Carr

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

Abstract

On the hundredth anniversary of Britten’s birth, we hosted a symposium to recognize the composer's unique contributions to music. At every stage of planning and execution we deliberately questioned convention. Our planning committee comprised professors of voice, musicology, and theory. The events of the symposium touched on all activities available in academic music – performances from guest artists, host faculty, college students, and over 300 local children engaged all the major genres including song, instrumental chamber works, choral works, and opera; academic paper presenters included performers, musicologists, and theorists; lecture recitals engaged his film music, chamber works, and duets written specifically for Britten and Pears. The symposium concluded with a round-table discussion in which presenters and performers were invited to comment on connections between each other’s work. On the fortieth anniversary of Britten's death, we present a collection of papers from t
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge Scholars
StatePublished - Jun 2017

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