Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

by Stewart Craggs
     
 

Benjamin Britten was arguably the greatest English composer of his time. His music crossed boundaries of genre and form to include opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music, and film and incidental music. The result of twenty years of research, Benjamin Britten provides up-to-date and comprehensive details about Britten's life and music, including works,

Overview

Benjamin Britten was arguably the greatest English composer of his time. His music crossed boundaries of genre and form to include opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music, and film and incidental music. The result of twenty years of research, Benjamin Britten provides up-to-date and comprehensive details about Britten's life and music, including works, performances, and recordings—an effort never before undertaken. Certain to be of use to any scholar of British music or 20th century composition, this reference work is an invaluable addition to the literature on this important artist.

Following a brief biography of the subject, author Stewart Craggs provides a complete list of works and performances, arranged by genre; a discography, and an annotated bibliography. Rounding out the volume are two lists of compositions, one arranged alphabetically and the other chronologically, and a general index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313295317
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Meet the Author

STEWART R. CRAGGS is the author of bio-bibliographies on Malcom Arnold (Greenwood, 1998), William Matthias (Greenwood, 1995), Alun Hoddinott (Greenwood, 1993), John McCabe (Greenwood, 1991), Richard Rodney Bennett (Greenwood, 1990), and Arthur Bliss (Greenwood, 1988).

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