A performer's analysis of Benjamin Britten's Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo soprano and small orchestra, op. 93: a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works of H. Purcell, R. Schumann, R. Vaughan Williams, P. Tchaikovsky, G. Fauré, K. Löwe, G. Menotti, S. Barber and others

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In order to gain complete understanding of Phaedra, this document will begin with an investigation into the historical background of Racine's Phédre and the conventions of French tragedy from which it arose. Lowell's translation method will then be explored in comparison to Racine's play. In turn, Britten's extractions from Lowell's translation will be examined. Further the baroque elements of the cantata and the compositional ideas inherited by Britten from Henry Purcell will be included. Finally there will be an inspection of the character of Phaedra and Britten's interpretation through orchestration through orchestration and melodic choices.

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Beard-Stradley, Cloyce (Cloyce May) May 1999.

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In order to gain complete understanding of Phaedra, this document will begin with an investigation into the historical background of Racine's Phédre and the conventions of French tragedy from which it arose. Lowell's translation method will then be explored in comparison to Racine's play. In turn, Britten's extractions from Lowell's translation will be examined. Further the baroque elements of the cantata and the compositional ideas inherited by Britten from Henry Purcell will be included. Finally there will be an inspection of the character of Phaedra and Britten's interpretation through orchestration through orchestration and melodic choices.

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Beard-Stradley, Cloyce (Cloyce May). A performer's analysis of Benjamin Britten's Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo soprano and small orchestra, op. 93: a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works of H. Purcell, R. Schumann, R. Vaughan Williams, P. Tchaikovsky, G. Fauré, K. Löwe, G. Menotti, S. Barber and others, thesis or dissertation, May 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935558/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .