Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar by Heather Wiebe

By Heather Wiebe

studying the intersections among musical tradition and a British venture of reconstruction from the Nineteen Forties to the early Nineteen Sixties, this examine asks how gestures towards the previous negotiated problems with restoration and renewal. within the wake of the second one global warfare, song turned a privileged web site for re-enchanting notions of background and neighborhood, yet musical recourse to the previous additionally raised problems with mourning and loss. How used to be sound figured as a historic item and as a locus of reminiscence and magic? Wiebe addresses this question utilizing quite a lot of assets, from making plans records to journalism, public ceremonial and literature. Its primary concentration, although, is a collection of works through Benjamin Britten that engaged either with the far away musical prior and with key episodes of postwar reconstruction, together with the pageant of england, the Coronation of Elizabeth II and the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral.

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