A Study in Nostalgia: The Orchestration of Life in Façade

The Edith Sitwell—William Walton Musico-Poetic Collaboration
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 63)


All musico-poetic expression is, consciously or unconsciously, an expression of the life experience of composer and poet as that experience has been conditioned by personal factors and by the culture in which each lives. This is true whether the poetry and music, considered from the standpoint of traditional and conventional expression, makes sense or not.


Express Emotion Music Festival Musical Idea Musical Mood Rhythmic Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for the Psychological and Pedagogical Study of Voice PerformancePhiladelphiaUSA

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