A New English Music : Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century Paperback / softback
by Tim Rayborn
The turn of the 20th century was a time of great change in Britain.
The empire saw its global influence waning and its traditional social structures challenged.
There was a growing weariness of industrialism and a desire to rediscover tradition and the roots of English heritage.
A new interest in English folk song and dance inspired the art world, which many believed was seeing a renaissance after a period of stagnation since the 18th century. This book focuses on the lives of seven English composers-Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, George Butterworth, Ernest Moeran, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger-whose work was influenced by folk songs and early music.
Each chapter provides historical background and tells the fascinating story of a musical life.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 312 pages, 16 photographs
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
- Publication Date: 30/03/2016
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9780786496341