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Subtitle: Essays & Thoughts for Alexander Goehr's Seventieth Birthday
Contents: Preface; A personal note; Alexander Goehr: a biographical profile; Alexander Goehr at 70, Robin Holloway; Sphere-born harmonious sisters: reconciling voice and verse in Sing, Ariel, Frank Kermode; Sing, Ariel: the text; Canonic codes, George Benjamin; The way to the new: Alexander Goehr in conversation with Julian Anderson; Canonic studies and time pieces on the Motif FB-AG, David Drew; The composer's confidant: Goehr's early piano music, Bill Hopkins; Difficulties of the right kind: Goehr's ... in real time, Stephen Plaistow; More with less, Bernard Williams; To speak as it were through various voices: tonal invention in the first movement of Schlussgesang, Silvina Milstein; Calling it by its right name: words, poetry (and a little music) in the Analects of Confucius, Amira Katz-Goehr; A not-so-little music: Goehr's op.16 as paradigm, Bayan Northcott; All the dancers know it and it is valid for all times: Goehr, Kafka and The Law of the Quadrille, Jonathan Dunsby; Das Gesetz der Quadrille: the text; 'Is there something to understand?': The question of meaning in music, Simha Arom and Jean Khalfa; Performance writ large: desultory remarks on furnishing the abode of the retired scholar, Nicholas Cook; Honour displaced, Lydia Goehr; Twelve-note roots: the 5th and 6th movements of The Death of Moses, Aaron Einbond; Malipiero, Monteverdi, Mussolini and musicology, Iain Fenlon; Training the rose: reflections on the individual and the collective in new music, Geoffrey Poole; A rhythmical language of thrust and repose: Goehr's Suite op.11, Anthony Gilbert; JSB: A prologue, three stories and an epilogue, Michael Wolpe; An island formation in Schoenberg's Fourth String Quartet: notes from a diary, Christoper Wintle; Born-again opera: Goehr and Behold the Sun, John Deathridge; Sweetly, dangerously...lucidly: aspects of Sing, Ariel, Beth Wiseman; The second life of Goehr, Paul Driver; On music of conviction ... and an enduring friendship, Hugh Wood; Generic list of works; Chronological list of works; Discography; Bibliography.
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