Constant Lambert: Dionysian Modernist
This thesis considers the music of the English composer Constant Lambert (1905–51) against the background of European modernism. It argues that Lambert absorbed influences and stylistic trends from various strands of the modernist movement, achieving a unique synthesis that may be termed Dionysian modernism. Dionysian modernism emphasizes such topics as excess, transgression, liminality, disruption, and fragmentation, and in so doing engages dialectically with...[Show more]
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