Until now, however, Ferneyhough’s writings about music, although The present collection brings together the majority of the composer’s extant writings, many. I’ve been intrigued (some might say borderline obsessed) with Brian Ferneyhough’s music since when I first heard Mnemosyne for bass. : Brian Ferneyhough: Collected Writings (Contemporary Music Studies) () and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Although the vast majority of the texts deal with Ferneyhough’s compositions, there are others which reflect his activities as a highly influential composition teacher, and some which touch on his recent work as a poet.

Brian Ferneyhough – collected writings

Regardless, I think having such a small amount of writing on that topic throws off the balance of the overall subject matter, and I felt there should have either been more time devoted to section 3 even if it meant devoting less to one of the other sections of the book or it should not have been included at all. The present collection brings together the majority of the composer’s extant writings, many of them appearing here in English for the first time, along with some edited transcripts of informal talks, and a number of major interviews.

Lists with This Book. The composer Brian Ferneyhough, in famous for his ultra-complex scores that cannot be realized entirely but drive performers to new levels of virtuosity, is an astute commentator both on his own music and that of others.


Sarah Ballard marked it as to-read Jul 23, Preview — Brian Ferneyhough by Brian Ferneyhough.

However, the last section of the book – Interviews – is incredibly insightful and was probably what I found the most enjoyable to read. Perhaps these are the only writings he collectd were necessary to include collectee the collection.

But for anyone interested in the works of the s and s, this is worth reading. University of Western Australia. These 14 locations in All: The long run-on sentences, incredibly dense language and syntax is often more confusing than it is clarifying.

Brian Ferneyhough: Collected Writings

Canek Goded colichio rated it it was amazing Dec 26, I think libraries might be your best bet in finding a copy. These 3 locations in Queensland: The University of Melbourne Library. Boros, James, Published Amsterdam: Unfortunately the book is out of print and can be difficult to find.

I read this a while back. Collexted marked it as to-read Sep 26, Public Private login e. Skip to content Skip to search. Hopefully an expanded second edition will appear someday.

Separate different tags with a comma. Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 30, To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

I like the idea of a composer analyzing the music of other prominent composers – past and present – but devoting only 30 pages of a page book to this topic seems unnecessary, if not a little forced. Johnathon is currently reading it Jul 18, Kirsty rated it it was amazing Jul 15, Additionally, they provide insights into his music which no one is able to provide as effectively as the composer himself.


I understand now why Ferneyhough chose the texts he did for the String Quartet No. V rated it did not like it Aug 17, InJames Boros and Richard Toop oversaw the collecyed of this volume of Collected Writings, translating into English a number of items that had been published in foreign journals.

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When I first started reading it I was on a trip to a conference. These 4 locations in Victoria: By the end of the first couple of essays I felt I was already understanding Ferneyhough’s philosophy of composition and fereyhough on a much deeper level. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

I started reading it at 7: Composition Music Music — Philosophy and aesthetics.