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Title: Tradition regained : a study of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's Partita (1995)
Author: Labrinakos, Nikolas.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3603 5414
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2006
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This study reappraises the received view of the musical achievement and standing of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett through a detailed scrutiny of one of his most significant recent compositions. After outlining Bennett’s career and reception to date, the writer investigates the form-concept, essential techniques and compositional fabric of the Partita (1996) in detail. The findings are then projected against a summary of current interpretations of recent musical history. It is suggested that in relaxing the modernist criteria of his earlier concert music and admitting certain more traditional means, Bennett has achieved something that is not only new in his own terms but which transcends the relativism of post-modernism – and that this achievement should be recognized.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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