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Benjamin Britten, Death in Venice

Author: Donald Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: Cambridge opera handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Britten, Benjamin <1913-1976> / Death in Venice.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Mitchell
ISBN: 0521265347 9780521265348 0521319439 9780521319430
OCLC Number: 14188605
Description: xvi, 229 pages : illustrations, portraits, music, facsimiles ; 23 cm.
Contents: An introduction in the shape of a memoir / Donald Mitchell --
A Death in Venice chronicle / Rosamund Strode --
The libretto / Myfanwy Piper --
The Venice sketchbook / Colin Matthews --
The first production / Colin Graham --
Synopsis : the story, the music not excluded / Peter Evans --
Tonal ambiguity in Death in Venice : a symphonic view / Eric Roseberry --
Twelve-note structures and tonal polarity / John Evans --
Britten and the gamelan : Balinese influences in Death in Venice / Mervyn Cooke --
Britten's Venice orchestra / Christopher Palmer --
Death in Venice and the Third string quartet / David Matthews --
Mann and his novella : Death in Venice / T.J. Reed --
The novella transformed : Thomas Mann as opera / Patrick Carnegy --
Aschenback becomes Mahler : Thomas Mann as film / Philip Reed --
'I was Thomas Mann's Tadzio' --
Critical reception : Britten's Venice / Ned Rorem.
Series Title: Cambridge opera handbooks.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Donald Mitchell.
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