Raphael D. Thoene: Malcolm Arnold - a composer of real music: symphonic writing, style and aesthetics [Book review]

McNeill, Rhoderick J. (2008) Raphael D. Thoene: Malcolm Arnold - a composer of real music: symphonic writing, style and aesthetics [Book review]. Musicology Australia, 30. pp. 115-119. ISSN 0814-5857

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Abstract

Malcolm Arnold is one of a number of mid to late 20th century composers who have been reassessed and rehabilitated in the 'pantheon' of important composers following the demise of a modernist aesthetic in musicology. Thone's book reflects Arnold's growing status but is marked by poor editing and inelegant prose. The book traces Arnold's musical technique and compositional rigour and argues that it is as worthy of detailed musical analysis as are 'more highly esteemed' modernist works. The review includes my own assessment of Arnold's ouvre.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (Taylor & Francis)
Depositing User: Dr Rhod McNeill
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Music
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 08:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malcolm Arnold; symphonies
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7938

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