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Britten

Author: Michael Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Michael Kennedy describes Britten's childhood in Suffolk, his association with the young Left-wing intellectuals of the 1930s, particularly W.H. Auden, and his apprenticeship as a composer for documentary films. Then followed his three years in America with the tenor Peter Pears, their return to wartime England, and the sensational success of Peter Grimes. More operas followed, the English Opera Group was formed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kennedy
ISBN: 0198164793 9780198164791
OCLC Number: 44502409
Notes: Originally published: London : Dent, 1993.
Description: xi, 359 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Preface to the 1993 edition --
Illustrations --
LIFE --
1. Suffolk childhood --
2. Frank Bridge --
3. At the College --
4. Auden & Co. --
5. America --
6. The return --
7. The Borough --
8. Aldeburgh --
9. Gloriana --
10. Gamelan --
11. War Requiem --
12. Noh-play in Orford --
13. Moscow and Maltings --
14. The fire --
15. Death in Suffolk --
16. Pride and prejudice --
MUSIC --
17. 1923-35 --
18. 1936-39 --
19. 1939-42 --
20. 1942-45 --
21. 1945-48 --
22. 1949-54 --
23. 1955-60 --
24. 1961-71 --
25. 1970-73 --
26. 1973-76 --
27. Epilogue --
28. After 1976 --
Notes to the text --
APPENDICES --
A. Calendar --
B. Classified list of works --
C. Personalia --
D. Select bibliography --
E. Discography --
Index.
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: Michael Kennedy.
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Based on the material on Britten's life, this work talks about his works. It also talks about his posthumously published works. It includes reference sections that contain the discography of  Read more...

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