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Composing Australia: Nostalgia and National Identity in the Music of Malcolm Williamson


Philpott, C, Composing Australia: Nostalgia and National Identity in the Music of Malcolm Williamson, Lyrebird Press, Melbourne, pp. 228. ISBN 9780734037886 (2018) [Authored Research Book]

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This book examines a selection of works Malcolm Williamson composed in connection with Australia to reveal how he represented aspects of his homeland in music and to trace the various stages of his engagement with the country over the course of his career. It begins with an overview of Williamson's life and relationship with Australia, followed by nine chapters that focus on individual musical works he composed in connection with his homeland, including musical analysis of and historical background on each one. This book aims to further the conversation about Williamson's music and to permit a reassessment of his creative life.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Malcolm Williamson, Australia, national identity
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Musicology and ethnomusicology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Philpott, C (Dr Carolyn Philpott)
ID Code:109003
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2016-05-17
Last Modified:2019-01-21

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