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Philip Rupprecht, British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their Contemporaries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). xiv + 492 pp ...

Philip Rupprecht, British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their Contemporaries... DOI: 10.1111/musa.12068 Philip Rupprecht, British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their Contemporaries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). xiv + 492 pp. £84.99 (hb.). ISBN 9780521844482. Fabian Huss, TheMusic of FrankBridge (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2015). x + 249 pp. £50 (hb.). ISBN 9781783270590. Musical modernism hit Britain in three bracing waves. The first, subject nowadays to careful though still tangled distinctions between the modern and the modernist (Riley 2010, pp. 3–9), might be thought of as a function of the expanding art music industry in the later nineteenth century, and was in general received positively. One went to the Royal College of Music (opened in 1883) to perform, study or create what was current and up to date, whether the yardstick be Wagner, Brahms or, increasingly, a French, Russian, or verismo Italian composer. A national climate of more or less unreserved appreciation of the latest musical techniques may be said to have climaxed with the 80- plus performances Elgar’s First Symphony received within a year of its 1908 premiere (McVeagh 2001, p. 119). But right behind this apparent triumph of informed progressiveness came the second wave of modernism, that far more challenging affair encompassing the breakdown of tonal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

Philip Rupprecht, British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their Contemporaries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). xiv + 492 pp ...

Music Analysis , Volume 35 (3) – Oct 1, 2016

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DOI: 10.1111/musa.12068 Philip Rupprecht, British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their Contemporaries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). xiv + 492 pp. £84.99 (hb.). ISBN 9780521844482. Fabian Huss, TheMusic of FrankBridge (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2015). x + 249 pp. £50 (hb.). ISBN 9781783270590. Musical modernism hit Britain in three bracing waves. The first, subject nowadays to careful though still tangled distinctions between the modern and the modernist (Riley 2010, pp. 3–9), might be thought of as a function of the expanding art music industry in the later nineteenth century, and was in general received positively. One went to the Royal College of Music (opened in 1883) to perform, study or create what was current and up to date, whether the yardstick be Wagner, Brahms or, increasingly, a French, Russian, or verismo Italian composer. A national climate of more or less unreserved appreciation of the latest musical techniques may be said to have climaxed with the 80- plus performances Elgar’s First Symphony received within a year of its 1908 premiere (McVeagh 2001, p. 119). But right behind this apparent triumph of informed progressiveness came the second wave of modernism, that far more challenging affair encompassing the breakdown of tonal

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