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Benjamin Britten - composer and dramatist.

P. A. Mason

Benjamin Britten - composer and dramatist.

by P. A. Mason

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  • Britten, Benjamin, -- 1913-1976.

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      Mixing Britten’s folksongs with poetry and soundscapes, soprano Marci Meth took inspiration from the composer himself to create an album inspired by and embedded in .   Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. This was Britten’s first major work on returning to England. The calm pastoral of its opening song revealed a new vein in his music. Recommended recording: Peter Pears (tenor), Barry Tuckwell (horn); English Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Britten.

    Benjamin Britten () When Benjamin Britten died on December 4, , apparently he was worried that he would be forgotten. It is clear that this fear was unwarranted: Britten’s compositions in all genres remain in the canon. In particular his operatic legacy is a lasting one. Benjamin Britten (Composer), Steuart Bedford (Conductor), English Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra), & Format: Audio CD out of 5 stars 11 ratings See all 3 formats and /5(11).


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Benjamin Britten - composer and dramatist by P. A. Mason Download PDF EPUB FB2

The latest biography of Benjamin Britten in the Twentieth Centry is by Paul Kildea and it was with a great fanfare of publicity that it was announced that Britten died of tertiary syphilis. It augured well for a revealing book about the enigmatic by: 7.

Blurb: Paul Kildea's major biography of the twentieth-century composer, Benjamin Britten, is published in the year that marks his centenary. In this vivid portrait of the composer, Paul Kildea explores the private and creative life of the man who composed operas that have entered the popular consciousness as well as the musical canon/5.

Michael Oliver's "Benjamin Britten" is both informative and insightful. Benjamin Britten - composer and dramatist. book As one in a series of 20th Century Composers, I found this edition most interesting. I have read six other editions from the series, and Michael Oliver's is the best written thus far.

There are several well written biographies of Britten on the s: 4. The centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten () is being celebrated this year with publications, major performances (mainly in the UK and Europe; the response in Australia has been muted) and a new-found appreciation for the composer who is often said to be the most significant British musical voice since Henry Purcell.

His Nocturne (), the culmination of decades of preoccupation with the nocturnal as a theme, investigates these territories beyond: beyond time, beyond language, beyond waking articulation.

In his combination of words and music Britten explores the forests of the night. This works in two ways. Firstly, and most. Britten's Children book cover Britten's Children is a scholarly book by John Bridcut that describes the English composer Benjamin Britten 's relationship with several adolescent boys.

Bridcut has been praised for treating such a sensitive subject in "an impeccably unsensational tone". Benjamin Britten was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, on the east coast of England, on 22 November Although he was already composing vigorously as a child, he nonetheless felt the importance of some solid guidance and in turned to the composer Frank Bridge; two years later he went to the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Arthur Benjamin, Harold Samuel and John Ireland.

Series: Boosey & Hawkes Voice Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Composer: Benjamin Britten Arranger: Richard Walters 63 songs, with extensive historical introductory notes. Includes all art songs originally composed for voice and piano published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten OM CH (22 November – 4 December ) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces.

This list of compositions includes all the published works by English composer Benjamin Britten with opus number. By genre Operas. Paul Bunyan, Op. Operetta in two acts, '. Eight books of Folksong Arrangements from the British Isles and France, Benjamin Britten.

Mitchell, Donald, and Philip Reed. LETTERS FROM A LIFE: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, in 2 volumes. Berkeley: Univ of California Press, Note: the Carpenter biography and the Britten Source Book contain extensive, indeed, exhaustive bibliographies about the composer and about individual works.

Summary Benjamin Britten (born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK, died in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England) was a famous Composer from England, who lived between Novem and December 4, Biography Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten was a British composer and conductor.

Inhe was known at the opera Peter Grimes. Opera Church Parables, taken its inspiration from. As a composer and as a voice for the arts, Benjamin Britten was a monumental figure for music and for the Arts in England during the 20th Century.

His compositions, lasting provisions for musicians, and his operas are all enduring legacies, as is the simple goodness that all who knew him seem to attest to/5(23). Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year inPaul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the.

Britten composed as a child and at the age of 12 began several years of study under the composer and teacher Frank later studied under John Ireland and Arthur Benjamin at the Royal College of Music in London and, while there, composed the set of choral variations A Boy Was Born (; revised, ).

He then worked as a composer for the radio, theatre, and cinema, coming into close. Benjamin Britten's early years are often ignored, overshadowed by the spectacular success of his opera Peter Grimes inwhen he was But now, the diaries the composer kept for a.

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten - edited by Mervyn Cooke June number of works under discussion need not imply a lack of sympathy for purely instrumental composition on the part of a composer whose career was dominated by opera.

Britten's precocious boyhood compositions include numerous chamber works (in –8, for. Benjamin Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.

He was a child prodigy—learning to play the piano at the age of two and composing his first piece at five—and grew up to be the central. Composer Benjamin Britten (), with works available to browse and buy.

Edward Benjamin Britten was born in Lowestoft on 22nd November (the Feast-Day of St Cecilia, patron saint of music) He studied with John. Biography Benjamin Britten is often described as the most important British composer since Henry Purcell (–95) Britten’s work spans a diverse range of musical genres, from operas and string quartets to film music and solo songs.

Noye's Fludde is a one-act opera by the British composer Benjamin Britten, intended primarily for amateur performers, particularly performed on 18 June at that year's Aldeburgh Festival, it is based on the 15th-century Chester "mystery" or "miracle" play which recounts the Old Testament story of Noah's n specified that the opera should be staged in churches or.

The fact that Benjamin Britten was deeply fascinated by adolescent boys throughout his life is no secret. His sexuality loomed large in Humphrey Carpenter's ground-breaking biography, and was.Frank Martin (Composer), Benjamin Britten (Composer), Leo Brouwer (Composer), & Format: Audio CD out of 5 stars 6 ratings See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions5/5(6).