Alan Rawsthorne: Portrait of a Composer by John McCabe
This is the first comprehensive study of the life and music of Alan Rostorn (1905-1971), one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. Rawsthorne came from the same…
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This is the first comprehensive study of the life and music of Alan Rostorn (1905-1971), one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. Rawsthorne came from the same generation of composers as Britten, Walton, Tippett, and Constant Lambert.
Since his death in 1971 his music, after a period of comparative neglect, now enjoys revival in performance and recording. Composer and pianist John McCabe brings here life-long knowledge of the man and his music to a vivid portrait of Raustron's life, drawing on conversations with his family, friends and colleagues as well as contemporary documents.
Almost all of his works, many of them in detail, detailing the diversity and extent of Rawsthorne's vision of popular works, such as Street Corner and Piano Concertos, are discussed in the striking power of his lesser-known works. In particular, he draws attention to the stunning renewal of Creative Raustron's creativity during a later period, and the dramatic expansion of his emotional and technical horizons that led to such masterpieces as the Third Symphony and Carmen Vitaly.
It makes a strong case for a comprehensive reevaluation of Rawsthorne oOrre. The free CD provides the reader with a representative sample of Rawsthornemusic.
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