New book edited by Professor Michael Allis
Professor Michael Allis, with co-editor Dr Paul Watt (Monash University), has published The Symphonic Poem in Britain, 1850-1950 with The Boydell Press.
This volume, which continues the Leeds-Monash partnership, and includes contributions from scholars in America, Australia and the UK, is the first to really focus upon the British symphonic poem and the way in which the genre was perceived more widely in Britain from the mid-19th century to c.1950.
In Part I, contextual chapters provide a history of the British symphonic poem, chart critics' responses to the genre, explore the British reception of orchestral music by Richard Strauss, Debussy and Ravel, and explain programming strategies in Glasgow concerts.
The second part offers new readings of selected compositions: William Wallace's Villon, Holst's Beni Mora, Hubert Parry's From Death to Life, John Ireland's Mai-Dun, and Frank Bridge's series of orchestral 'poems'.
Further details can be found here and the discount code BB135 entitles readers to a 35% discount.