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Before and After Corroboree: The Music of John Antill by David Symons PDF

By David Symons

John Antill (1904-1986) used to be one of many most desirable composers of Australia's post-colonial interval. even though a comparatively prolific and lots more and plenty esteemed composer in Australia, Antill's wider recognition is continued mainly by way of his well-known ballet Corroboree - a piece which used to be appeared to deliver an genuine Australian musical type earlier than either a countrywide and overseas viewers for the 1st time. via Sir Eugene Goossens' championship, the paintings used to be heard by means of enthusiastic audiences in Australia, Britain, Europe and the united states, and used to be, for a few years, the best-known paintings of any Australian-born and resident composer. certainly it has remained, for either Australian and abroad audiences, an Australian musical icon. David Symons lines Antill's improvement as a composer from his early, pre-Corroboree works, which show a past due Romantic to post-impressionist type, via an research of the virile, dissonant, primitivist idiom of his magnum opus, to an exam of his later output of theatrical, orchestral and vocal/choral works. The ebook offers entire and necessary perception into Antill's musical output, even as focussing on extra specific analyses of his significant works that have reached public performances and/or recordings. during this method the ebook not just provides a developmental photograph of Antill's works, but in addition demonstrates why they've got made him certainly one of Australia's so much well-liked musical creators of the post-colonial period.

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