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A musical eye : the visual world of Britten and Pears

Author: Judith LeGrove; Britten-Pears Foundation,
Publisher: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, in association with the Britten-Pears Foundation, 2013.
Series: Britten 100
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays on art patrons Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, and their art collection at The Red House in Aldeburgh. First published 2012 as a limited, hardback edition by Artists' Choice Editions, Church Hanborough.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith LeGrove; Britten-Pears Foundation,
ISBN: 9781843838869 1843838869
OCLC Number: 852660542
Description: 147 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Colin Matthews --
Britten and Pears : a musical eye? / Judith LeGrove --
Collecting and commissioning. Evolution of a collection / Judith LeGrove --
"Art as part of one's life" / Caroline Harding --
Printed traces / Judith LeGrove --
Artists as friends. Britten and Bloomsbury / Paul Kildea --
Britten and Mary Potter / Julian Potter --
Constructed worlds. Britten and film / David Crilly --
Visualising the operas / Jane Pritchard --
Festival exhibitions 1948-1976 / Judith LeGrove --
Britten, Pears and their architects / Alan Powers --
Checklist / Judith LeGrove.
Series Title: Britten 100
Responsibility: edited by Judith LeGrove with an introduction by Colin Matthews ; and chapters by David Crilly, Caroline Harding, Paul Kildea, Judith Legrove, Julian Potter, Alan Powers, Jane Pritchard.

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This heavily illustrated publication considers the importance of art and design in the lives of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears.  Read more...

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