Britten in Pictures

A photographic journey, including a selection of previously unpublished images, that reveal the man 'behind the scenes' at work and play. A new and often surprising portrait of this major musical genius.

Britten in Pictures

Author: Lucy Walker

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ISBN: 9781843837497

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A photographic journey, including a selection of previously unpublished images, that reveal the man 'behind the scenes' at work and play. A new and often surprising portrait of this major musical genius.

Benjamin Britten Studies

After 1998 I treaded on the outskirts of Britten scholarship, giving presentations
here and there, but under heavy course ... with those that otherwise occupied my
early Britten research volumes: tattered, torn, and faded copies of Pictures from a
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Benjamin Britten Studies

Author: Vicki P. Stroeher

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783271957

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Bringing together established authorities and new voices, this book takes off the 'protective arm' around Britten.

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Austin , William The Ploughboy ' s Glory Music and Aesthetics in the 18th and
early 19th centuries ( with le Huray , Peter ) Benjamin Britten - pictures from a life
1913 - 1976 ( with Mitchell , Donald ) Janacek ' s tragic operas Havergal Brian
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Britten

Benjamin Britten : Peter Grimes , Cambridge , 1983 . Britten , Beth . My Brother
Benjamin , Bourne End , 1986 . Carpenter , Humphrey . Benjamin Britten : a
Biography ... Benjamin Britten : Pictures from a life 1913 – 1976 , London , 1978 .

Britten

Author: Michael Kennedy

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Part of a series providing comprehensive coverage of the life and works of great composers, this revised edition focuses on Benjamin Britten and includes his posthumously published works and new biographical material. All the reference sections have been updated, including the discography of Britten's performances of his own works. It is suitable for musicians, students and the general reader alike.

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

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The Opera Quarterly

ter is a welcome ten-page chronological table of events, compositions, and
photographs. ... vii); and to stress important periods of Britten's life that remained
relatively unfamiliar, notably the early years in Lowestoft, the seminal years in
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Benjamin Britten

173Benjamin Britten: Pictures from a Life 1913–1976, complied by Donald
Mitchell and John Evans, picture 96. 174 HCBB, p. 584. 175 PKBB, p. 559.
176NPBB, pp. 459–60. CHAPTER 12: LEGACY 177 The Operas of Benjamin
Britten, Claire.

Benjamin Britten

Author: Igor Toronyi-Lalic

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967589

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Benjamin Britten was one of the most important and unusual figures in twentieth-century music. This is the perfect introduction to his many wonderful works and his fascinating, controversial life. Benjamin Britten single-handedly transformed the reputation of British classical music. The enormous popular appeal of his great works, such as Peter Grimes (1945) and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946), make him the most successful opera composer of any born in the twentieth century. But his success was not without controversy and pain: he was accused of fleeing Britain to avoid military service, he was widely known to be sexually obsessed with boys and he suffered an astonishing array of illnesses. This short book combines a colourful overview of his life with pithy descriptions of all of his major musical works, providing an intimate portrait of this highly unusual man and a persuasive account of his influences, reputation and importance. Each chapter tackles a key episode and theme in his life, from his first compositions at the age of 5, his early friendship and collaboration with W H Auden and the beginnings of his life-long relationship with the tenor Peter Pears, through to his great musical successes and the establishment of the influential, if tempestuous, Aldeburgh Festival, as well as his failures, such as his coronation opera Gloriana (known as 'Boriana') and being satirised by Dudley Moore in Beyond the Fringe - and ending with frank discussions of his naïve politics, his troubling sexuality and his glorious musical legacy. Published to coincide with his 100th anniversary of his birth, this is the perfect introduction to a towering figure of British culture. Igor Toronyi-Lalic is a critic and curator. He writes regularly on music for, among others, The Times and Sunday Telegraph. He is a founder of theartsdesk.com, the author of What's That Thing? (2012), a report on public art, and co-director of the London Contemporary Music Festival.

Britten and the Far East

Asian Influences in the Music of Benjamin Britten Mervyn Cooke. shrines filled
with images which have stood there since 600AD. We fed the famous holy deer
and took part in the most impressive, complicated and full of deep meaning ...

Britten and the Far East

Author: Mervyn Cooke

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851158303

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Investigation into the influence of Eastern music on Britten's composition.

British Book News

John Sunderland ( 759- 2) PHOTOGRAPHY The Darkroom Handbook Michael
Langford 352p 111 Index £12 95 ISBN 085223 ... R. E. Jacobson MUSIC (770-
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Journeying Boy

A revealing and intimate collection of diary entries from one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century.

Journeying Boy

Author: Benjamin Britten

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A revealing and intimate collection of diary entries from one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century.

Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten's Poets: The Poetry He Set to Music, Carcanet, 1994 [BFBP]
Anthony Gishford (ed.) ... Faber, 1981 Donald Mitchell and John Evans, Benjamin
Britten: Pictures from a Life, 1913—1976, Faber, 1978 [PFL] Donald Mitchell and
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Benjamin Britten

Author: Neil Powell

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805097759

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This spellbinding centenary biography by Neil Powell looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913, in the East Suffolk town of Lowestoft. Displaying a passion and proficiency for music at an early age, to the delight of his mother, Edith, a talented amateur musician herself, he began composing music when he was only five years old. After studying at the Royal College of Music, Britten went on to write documentary scores for the General Post Office Film Unit, where he met and collaborated with the poet W. H. Auden. Of more lasting importance was Britten's introduction in 1937 to the tenor Peter Pears, who was to become the inspirational center of his emotional and musical life. Their partnership lasted nearly four decades, during a dangerous time when homosexuality was illegal in England. Conscientious objectors, Britten and Pears followed Auden to America before the war began in 1939. While there, they joined the extraordinary Brooklyn ménage of George Davis, Louis MacNeice, and Paul Bowles. Eventually intense homesickness, provoked in part by George Crabbe's poem "Peter Grimes," drove the pair home to East Anglia in 1942 and gave Britten the inspiration for his finest opera. Throughout his career, Britten did not want modern music to be just for "the cultured few" and instead always composed his music to be "listenable-to." The shared quotidian lives of Britten and Pears unfold in this intimate biography and the story of two men who created a truly remarkable legacy.

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten

His edition ( with Philip Reed ) of the first two volumes of Britten's letters won a
Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 1992 ; his other studies of the composer
include Benjamin Britten : Pictures from a Life ( with John Evans ; Faber & Faber
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The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten

Author: Dr. David Rowland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574761

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A comprehensive Companion to Britten's music and life.

Music and Musicians

However , there are more of them than in the Britten , and they include pictures I
have not found in any other source . Most of the Britten pictures are obvious
publicity photos . It is , I am afraid , rather that sort of book . The narrative provided
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Opera News

ON THE COVER : Benjamin Britten at home in Aldeburgh last summer , in a
photograph by Tony Ray - Jones , who also took the pictures on pages 12
through 15 . 60 Mk II with pre - set automatic anti - skating assembly built into
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Royal Academy Pictures

Illustrated by W. E. F. BRITTEN . The Meissonier Exhibition , By CLAUDE
PHILLIPS . With Ten ... The National Gallery of British Art , and Mr. Tate's
Collection , The Pictures . By M. H. SPIELMANN , With Five Illustrations . " Shere .
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