Benjamin Britten (Paperback)
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Benjamin Britten (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 25/09/1996
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Benjamin Britten (1913-76) 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. In this masterly biography, the author creates a portrait of a great artist, exploring his wide-ranging compositions in detail and discussing the many contradictions that pervaded Britten's fascinating life and career.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714832777
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 220 x 156 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Enthusiastically recommended.' (Library Journal) 'Finely balanced and beautifully written.' (Opera) 'Masterfully written. A highly recommended book.' (Scenaria) 'Michael Oliver's Phaidon volume on Britten is one of the best in the series to date. The only regret, says Michael Tanner, is that the book isn't longer.' (Classic CD) 'As a series, Phaidon's 20th Century Composers has brought remarkable variety and a welter of information, both necessary and delightfully trivial. Intended both for the general reader and for the more enthusiatically musical...' (The Scotsman)

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