A study of a selection of Benjamin Britten's vocal music for mezzo-soprano

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Hofmeyr, Hendrik en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Harris, Julie en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-06T11:31:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-06T11:31:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Harris, J. 2007. A study of a selection of Benjamin Britten's vocal music for mezzo-soprano. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8143
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-100). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The present study, which will investigate three works of Benjamin Britten for mezzosopranos, is envisaged as an aid to interpreters wishing to gain further insights into these works. The study focuses on three vocal works of varying genre: The Rape of Lucretia, A Charm of Lullabies, and Phaedra. The investigation of each work starts with the historical background, in wh ich Britten's life and career at the time of the work is discussed briefly, including reviews of the work. The performers and librettists, who were involved in the composition, are also discussed. Secondly, an analytical survey is done on the text and music for each work. Brief background notes on the writers and poets, and on their style, influences and intentions, are included. The historical background of each text is explored, as well as the role of the character within the narrative, dramatic or literary/poetic context. The musical characteristics of each work are highlighted, which reveal stylistic aspects of Britten's writing. The influence of each work's genre (chamber opera, song cycle and solo cantata) on the interpretation of text and character is discussed, as well as how the voice is accompanied. Lastly, a comparative survey of different recorded portrayals of each work looks at the background history, and approach of the various performers, as well as their advice to other performers. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Performance and Dissertation en_ZA
dc.title A study of a selection of Benjamin Britten's vocal music for mezzo-soprano en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department College of Music en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMus en_ZA
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