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Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes / monograph.

Author: Philip Brett
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge opera handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a secure place in the repertory. Its appearance in 1945 shortly after the end of the war in Europe was  Read more...

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Named Person: Benjamin Britten
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Brett
ISBN: 0521297168 9780521297165 9780521229166 0521229162
OCLC Number: 908268947
Notes: "First published 1983. Re-issued in this digitally printed version 2008"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 217 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I. History: 1. Two essays on Crabbe E. M. Forster; 2. Montagu Slater (1902-1956): who was he? Donald Mitchell; 3. 'Fiery visions' (and revisions): Peter Grimes in progress Philip Brett; 4. Breaking the ice for British opera: Peter Grimes on stage Philip Brett; Part II. Synopsis and Analysis: 5. Peter Grimes: the story, the music not excluded Hans Keller; 6. Act II scene I: an examination of the music David Matthews; Part III. Criticism: 7. Introduction Benjamin Britten; 8. Neither a hero nor a villain Peter Pears; 9. Peter Grimes: a review of the first performance Desmond Shawe-Taylor; 10. An account of Peter Grimes from 'London in Midsummer' Edmund Wilson; 11. Music and motive in Peter Grimes J. W. Garbutt; 12. Plausible darkness: Peter Grimes after a quarter of a century Peter Garvie; 13. Britten and Grimes Philip Brett; 14. Postscript Philip Brett.
Series Title: Cambridge opera handbooks.
Responsibility: compiled by Philip Brett.

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