Our hunting fathers by Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden : a musical and textual analysis

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Celeste Mildred Emmons (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gregory Carroll

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed and extensive analysis of the song cycle Our Hunting Fathers, by Benjamin Britten, for high voice and orchestra, op. 8, devised by the poet w. H. Auden. Although Britten was pleased with Our Hunting Fathers, the song cycle's satirical and innovative nature caused it to be unfavorably received by the conservative English musical establishment, and Our Hunting Fathers has never gained the recognition which its inherent musical qualities merit.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1994
Britten, Benjamin, $d 1913-1976. $t Our hunting fathers
Auden, W. H. $q (Wystan Hugh), $d 1907-1973 $v Musical settings

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