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

By David Symons

John Antill (1904-1986) used to be one of many preferable composers of Australia's post-colonial interval. even though a comparatively prolific and lots more and plenty esteemed composer in Australia, Antill's wider acceptance is continued mainly by way of his well-known ballet Corroboree - a piece which used to be seemed to convey an genuine Australian musical type earlier than either a countrywide and foreign viewers for the 1st time. via Sir Eugene Goossens' championship, the paintings was once heard through enthusiastic audiences in Australia, Britain, Europe and america, 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 in another country audiences, an Australian musical icon. David Symons strains Antill's improvement as a composer from his early, pre-Corroboree works, which reveal a past due Romantic to post-impressionist kind, 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 publication presents finished and important perception into Antill's musical output, while focussing on extra exact analyses of his significant works that have reached public performances and/or recordings. during this manner the booklet not just provides a developmental photograph of Antill's works, but in addition demonstrates why they've got made him one in every of Australia's such a lot well-liked musical creators of the post-colonial period.

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