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Benjamin Britten and Russia

Author: Cameron Pyke
Publisher: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, cop. 2016.
Series: Aldeburgh studies in music., volume 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores Benjamin Britten's creative relationship with Russia throughout his life by examining his engagement with Russian composers, musicians and writers in the context of twentieth-century politics. The remarkable relationship between Britten and Shostakovich is a central theme, but it also evaluates other key influences, particularly Britten's passion for Tchaikovsky, his more elusive fascination with  Read more...
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Named Person: Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cameron Pyke
ISBN: 9781783271139 1783271132
OCLC Number: 960846866
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-367 pages) : illustrations, musique imprimée. ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Aldeburgh studies in music., volume 11.
Responsibility: Cameron Pyke.

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Explores Benjamin Britten's deeply-felt cultural affinity with Russia and influences on the 'Russian' Britten.  Read more...

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Pyke delivers on his promise to bring together the different strands of Britten's lifelong engagement with Russia. . . . Scholars, performers, and interested laypersons will find [this book] an Read more...

 
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