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Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd
     

Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd

by Mervyn Cooke
 
Based on a novella by Herman Melville, Billy Budd is one of Britten's most challenging operas. A complete synopsis is followed by an account of the opera's literary background, collaboration between librettists and composer, and the music's tonal symbolism.

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Based on a novella by Herman Melville, Billy Budd is one of Britten's most challenging operas. A complete synopsis is followed by an account of the opera's literary background, collaboration between librettists and composer, and the music's tonal symbolism.

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"...a concise, informative study of Benjamin Britten's grandest opera." New York Daily News

"...excellent...enlightening...Cooke and Reed have put together a very useful and helpful handbook..." The Opera Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521383288
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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