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‘The Boatswain’s Mate in the context of Smyth’s life and works’

Wiley, Christopher (2016) ‘The Boatswain’s Mate in the context of Smyth’s life and works’ Retrospect Opera.

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Dame Ethel Smyth (1858–1944) was a pathbreaking composer of immense importance to the revitalisation of British traditions of music composition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Boatswain’s Mate is one of six operas she wrote between the 1890s and 1920s, which collectively stand at the pinnacle of a sizeable output that also includes her Mass in D, double concerto for violin and horn, her oratorio The Prison, and other orchestral, chamber, and vocal works. In later years she increasingly struggled with deafness, leading her to develop a ‘second string’ as an author of several books of memoirs, biographical sketches, and polemics on the music profession.

Item Type: Other
Subjects : Music
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
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Date : 2016
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Additional Information : Liner notes for Ethel Smyth, The Boatswain’s Mate (first modern recording), Nadine Benjamin, Edward Lee, Jeremy Huw Williams, Lontano Ensemble, cond. Odaline de la Martinez. Retrospect Opera RO001, 2016.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 Aug 2016 18:23
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 10:14

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