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Benjamin Britten

Author: Michael Oliver
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1996.
Series: 20th-century composers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) was the greatest English composer of his time, and the first of his generation to enjoy a wide international reputation. With the great success of Peter Grimes (1945) he effectively re-invented English opera and was a pioneer of music for film and radio. His monumental War Requiem reached a wider audience than any other choral work of the century. He had an international reputation as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliver, Michael, 1937-2002.
Benjamin Britten.
London : Phaidon, 1996
(OCoLC)636732000
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Oliver
ISBN: 0714832774 9780714832777
OCLC Number: 35988050
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: A time there was... 1913-30 --
A path of his own 1930-34 --
Reputation growing steadily 1934-9 --
Europe in the past tense 1939-42 --
A am native, rooted here 1942-5 --
Too much success 1945-51 --
The big chariot 1952-60 --
My subject is war 1961-71 --
Aschenbacj 1971-6.
Series Title: 20th-century composers.
Responsibility: by Michael Oliver.

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A portrait of the life and work of Benjamin Britten.  Read more...

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'Enthusiastically recommended.' (Library Journal) 'Finely balanced and beautifully written.' (Opera) 'Masterfully written. A highly recommended book.' (Scenaria) 'Michael Oliver's Phaidon volume on Read more...

 
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