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Benjamin Britten

A Life in the Twentieth Century

Benjamin Britten( )
Author: Kildea, Paul
ISBN:978-1-84614-232-1
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...
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Pages:688
Detailed Subjects: Music / Genres & Styles / Classical
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.279 x 3.705 x 0.675 Inches
Book Weight:2.684 Pounds

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