Raphael D. Thoene: Malcolm Arnold - a composer of real music: symphonic writing, style and aesthetics [Book review]

Book review


McNeill, Rhoderick J.. 2008. "Raphael D. Thoene: Malcolm Arnold - a composer of real music: symphonic writing, style and aesthetics [Book review]." Musicology Australia. 30, pp. 115-119.
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Raphael D. Thoene: Malcolm Arnold - a composer of real music: symphonic writing, style and aesthetics [Book review]

ERA Journal ID10079
Article CategoryBook review
Authors
AuthorMcNeill, Rhoderick J.
Journal TitleMusicology Australia
Journal Citation30, pp. 115-119
Number of Pages5
Year2008
Place of PublicationAbingdon, United Kingdom
ISSN0814-5857
1949-453X
Abstract

Malcolm Arnold is one of a number of mid to late 20th century composers who have been reassessed and rehabilitated in the 'pantheon' of important composers following the demise of a modernist aesthetic in musicology. Thone's book reflects Arnold's growing status but is marked by poor editing and inelegant prose. The book traces Arnold's musical technique and compositional rigour and argues that it is as worthy of detailed musical analysis as are 'more highly esteemed' modernist works. The review includes my own assessment of Arnold's ouvre.

KeywordsMalcolm Arnold; symphonies
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360306. Musicology and ethnomusicology
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Arts
Book TitleMalcolm Arnold-A Composer of Real Music: Symphonic Writing, Style and Aesthetics
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