Music Theater in Northern Europe

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195099362
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864737 | DOI:
Music Theater in Northern Europe

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This chapter discusses the work of British composers including Benjamin Britten, Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Cornelius Cardew, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Andrew Toovey. British performing institutions have included the Pierrot Players and the Almeida Theatre. Also discussed are Louis Andriessen from The Netherlands (and his influence on younger British composers) and Per Nørgård from Denmark. Institutions mentioned are NewOp, Musiktheater Transparant in Antwerp, Die Munt (Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie) in Brussels, and Den Anden Opera in Copenhagen.

Keywords: Benjamin Britten; Peter Maxwell Davies; Harrison Birtwistle; Cornelius Cardew; Gavin Bryars; Michael Nyman; Mark-Anthony Turnage; Andrew Toovey; Pierrot Players; Almeida Theatre

Chapter.  4911 words. 

Subjects: Opera

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