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Author Schuttenhelm, Thomas.
Title The Orchestral Music of Michael Tippett : Creative Development and the Compositional Process.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Author Schuttenhelm, Thomas.
Series Music Since 1900
Music since 1900.
Subject Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Orchestral music -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (342 pages).
Contents Cover; Half-title page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; The creative condition; The creative cycle; Interpreting Tippett; 1 Symphonic Movement (1930-1) and the Symphony in B-flat (1933-4); Symphonic prologues; Becoming a composer; Symphonic Movement (1930-1); Symphony in B-flat (1933-4); 2 Concerto for Double String Orchestra (1938-9); A 'new Einstellung'; Sonata and syzygy: first movement; Separation and estrangement: second movement; Vision -- revision and a new-found confidence: third movement.
Performance and publication3 Fantasia on a Theme of Handel (1939-41); 'A gay and gaudy work'; A 'continental' fantasia; 4 Symphony No. 1 (1944-5); 'A real symphony . . .'; Absolute conventions and conceptual dimensions: first movement; Love and loss: second movement; The pasts and the present: third movement; A first attempt at the 'finale' problem: fourth movement; 5 Little Music for String Orchestra (1946); Re-prosecution and commissions; Precedents and paradigms; 6 Suite in D (for the Birthday of Prince Charles) (1948); Transcending an occasion; Composition as interpretation: the Suite.
7 Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (1953)Omaggio al Italia; Composing with essence; 8 Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round' (1953-4); Constructing conceptual dimensions; Gibbons, Purcell, Bartók, Britten and Sacher: compiling the Divertimento; 9 Piano Concerto (1953-5); A 'poetic work'; An abstracted Marriage: first movement; A posthumous tribute for Newton-Wood: second movement; Vision and revision: third movement; 10 Symphony No. 2 (1956-7); A 'new marriage between conciseness and imagination'; A breakthrough and a breakdown: first movement; New poeticisms: second movement.
A Stravinskian scherzo: third movementConciseness and imagination: fourth movement; 11 Praeludium for Brass, Bells and Percussion (1962); 'What's past is prologue'; A pièce d'occasion or a necessary prelude?; 12 Concerto for Orchestra (1962-3); Conceptual collage: constructing a new archetype; An experiment in temporalities: first movement; A song for the 'hidden' gods: second movement; Conceptual confrontations: third movement; 13 Symphony No. 3 (1970-2); Spontaneity and measurement; Space and time: Part I; Blues and break: Part II; 14 Symphony No. 4 (1976-7); A birth-to-death experience.
Attention and antiqueA 'compact' development; A second development; Scherzo and trio; A third development; Recapitulation and Coda; 15 Triple Concerto (1978-9); Lyrical re-awakenings; Echoes and amplifications; Non-music?; Night music; Jazz break; Fifth movement; 16 The Rose Lake (1991-3); Le Lac Rose: a song without words for orchestra; The Lake Song and its frames; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Thomas Schuttenhelm's book presents an investigation into Michael Tippett's creative process and a comprehensive critical commentary on his orchestral music.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139864947
9781139034944 (electronic bk.)
1139034944 (electronic bk.)
9781139870658 (electronic bk.)
1139870653 (electronic bk.)
9781107000247 (hardback)
1107000246 (hardback)
OCLC # 874321572
Additional Format Print version: Schuttenhelm, Thomas. Orchestral Music of Michael Tippett : Creative Development and the Compositional Process. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2014 9781107000247

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