Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Britten

Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Britten

by Nicholas Kenyon, Mark Bostridge

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Overview

Britten's Century considers various aspects of Britten's life and work. The book is written by biographers, performers and music critics. Here is a wealth of subject matter - Britten's operatic output, his orchestral works, his contribution to the revival of English song. Biographically, this book moves on beyond the relationship with Peter Pears and the salacious speculation about his infatuation with various boys, to a consideration of Britten's experience as a homosexual man living in a largely homophobic society. Another area here which is often overlooked is the view of Britten from outside the British Isles - the USA and Italy, where his operas have long been extremely popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441151865
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 526 KB

About the Author

Mark Bostridge's books include Vera Brittain: A Life, shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award, the NCR Prize for Non-Fiction, and the Fawcett Prize, the bestselling Letters From a Lost Generation and Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend.
Nicholas Kenyon was Director of the Proms from 1996-2007. He was formerly head of Radio 3 and music critic for the Observer and the New Yorker. He is currently Managing Director of The Barbican in London.
Mark Bostridge's books include Vera Brittain: A Life, shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Prize, the NCR Award for Non-Fiction and the Fawcett Prize, the bestselling Letters from a Lost Generation, Florence Nightingale. The Woman and Her Legend, awarded the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, and The Fateful Year. England 1914.

Table of Contents

Contributors: Sir Nicholas Kenyon\Michael Berkeley\Peter Parker\John Bridcut\Richard Jarman\Alan Bennett\Blake Morrison\Janet Baker\Ian Bostridge\Janette Heffernan\Paul Kildea\Colin Matthews\Stephen Hough\Guy Dammann

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