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Benjamin Britten

A Biography

by Humphrey Carpenter

  • 171 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Scribner .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 20th century music,
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Composers, English,
  • Music Of The 20th Century,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • England,
  • Gay Studies,
  • General,
  • Britten, Benjamin,
  • 1913-1976,
  • Biography,
  • Britten, Benjamin,,
  • Composers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages677
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7720717M
    ISBN 100684195690
    ISBN 109780684195698

    Oct 30,  · Benjamin Britten's early years are often ignored, overshadowed by the spectacular success of his opera Peter Grimes in , when he was But now, the diaries the composer kept for a Author: Charlotte Higgins. This page lists all books in the category Biographies» Classical Composers, about Benjamin Britten, available to browse and buy.

    Benjamin Britten. Composer, conductor, pianist. For the Record . Selected compositions. Sources. Composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Britten was a giant of mid-twentieth-century British music. The creator of War Requiem, one of the most performed pieces of classical music, he wrote an important body of songs for amateurs and, perhaps most importantly, revived modern British opera. May 20,  · Complete Folksong Arrangements: 61 Songs for Medium/Low Voice [Richard Walters, Benjamin Britten] on maybom247.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (Boosey & Hawkes Voice). This landmark publication includes 61 songs, combining the contents of the seven published books of Britten folksong arrangements in High and Low Voice editions. Some of the songs have never before 5/5(5).

    About. Paul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain's greatest modern composer - now in paperback Benjamin Britten was Britain's greatest twentieth-century composer, who broke decisively with figures such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. Nocturnal After John Dowland, Op. 70 is a classical guitar piece composed in by English composer Benjamin Britten for guitarist Julian Bream. It is considered one of the most influential works written in the twentieth century for the classical guitar. Julian Bream premiered the piece on 12 June Church parables: Curlew River (), The Burning .


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Benjamin Britten has books on Goodreads with ratings. Benjamin Britten’s most popular book is War Requiem, Opus Jul 22,  · Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year inPaul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain's greatest modern composer.

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Jan 28,  · Blurb: Paul Kildea's major biography of the twentieth-century composer, Benjamin Britten, is published in the year that marks his centenary.

In this vivid portrait of the composer, Paul Kildea explores the private and creative life of the man who composed operas that have entered the popular consciousness as well as the musical canon/5.

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Les Illuminations (The Illuminations), Op. 18, is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, first performed in It is composed for soprano or tenor soloist and string orchestra, and sets verse and prose poems written in – by Arthur Rimbaud, part of his collection Les Illuminations.

Accompanying this book on orchestral music is a CD featuring Britten's A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (ably narrated by actor Ben Kingsley) as well as Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The book begins with an overview of the orchestra and then centers around groups of instruments, explaining a bit of their history and their sound's distinctive maybom247.com by: 2.

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A.M.D.G. (Ad Majoram Dei Gloriam): SATB, a cappella (Faber Edition) by Benjamin Britten and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at maybom247.com Jan 28,  · Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year inPaul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain's greatest modern composer.

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Feb 07,  · Biography books Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul Kildea – review Britten's work contains flashes of genius, but these cannot compensate for a.

This book seeks to demonstrate that Britten retained a sense of the Christian values absorbed in childhood and adolescence, and that these - along with the specifically Christian heritage of plainsong - were strongly influential in his choice and treatment of themes.

Benjamin Britten in This list of compositions includes all the published works by English composer Benjamin Britten with opus number.

Benjamin Britten was born on November 22,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.5/5.

Benjamin Britten, leading British composer of the midth century, whose operas were considered the finest English operas since those of Henry Purcell in the 17th century.

He was also an outstanding pianist and conductor. Britten composed as a child and at the age of 12 began several years of. Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, –76, English composer.

Britten's most characteristic expression is found in his vocal music, much of which was written for his partner, the tenor Sir Peter Pears.

His many song cycles and choral works include A. Early inBritten came across ‘The Borough’, a collection of poems by George Crabbe. Among the poems in that book, ‘Peter Grimes’, set in the eastern coast of England, especially influenced him.

Britten knew that he must return to England and set score to that poem. Mitchell, Donald, and Philip Reed. LETTERS FROM A LIFE: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, in 2 volumes.

Berkeley: Univ of California Press, Note: the Carpenter biography and the Britten Source Book contain extensive, indeed, exhaustive bibliographies about the .of over 1, results for Books: "benjamin britten" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime.

Free UK Delivery by Amazon. All customers get FREE UK Delivery on orders over £20 dispatched by Amazon. Benjamin Britten-A Charm Of Lullabies OpMezzo Soprano and Piano-Vocal Album.Analyses of Britten's operas from Paul Bunyan to Death in Venice, the three Church Parables, and several of the "children's operas" offer evidence that, for Britten, opera was the natural medium through which to explore, express and, paradoxically, repress his private concerns.