A Life in the Twentieth Century
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
| Imprint:||Penguin Global|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $45.00|
| Book Description: |
Benjamin Britten was Britain's greatest twentieth-century composer - and in the eyes of many, the greatest since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) 300 years earlier. Britten broke decisively with the romantic, nationalist school of figures such as Parry, Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. With Peter Grimes(1945) and Billy Budd(1951) and The Turn of the Screw(1954) he composed arguably the last operas...