Selling Britten: Music and the Market Place available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
Benjamin Britten's relationships with Boosey & Hawkes, Decca, Covent Garden, the Aldeburgh Festival, the English Opera Group, and the Arts Council, had a huge influence on the music he wrote. This book explores the effect of these commercial and national institutions on the music of one of the foremost British composers of the twentieth century.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
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About the Author
Dr. Kildea was and Undergraduate and Post-graduate student at the University of Melbourne, studying with Max Cooke (piano) and Malcolm Gillies (musicology). He was a recipient of a number of University prizes. Scholarships enabled him to study at Oxford with Cyril Ehrlich. He accepted positions with Opera Australia as its Young Artist Programme as conductor. Made his début with Janaçek's The Cunning Little Vixen. He combines his work for the Britten Estate and Aldeburgh Productions with a conducting career. He will conduct La Bohème in Melbourne this year.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Tables
List of Abbreviations
1. Carrying Music to the Masses
2. Britten and the BBC
3. The Impresario and the English Opera Group
4. The Arts Council's Pursuit of 'Grand Opera'
5. Aldeburgh's Court Composer
6. Recording a Reputation