Britten in Pictures

Britten in Pictures

A photographic journey, including a selection of previously unpublished images, that reveal the man 'behind the scenes' at work and play. A new and often surprising portrait of this major musical genius.

Author: Lucy Walker

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ISBN: 1843837498

Category: Music

Page: 266

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A photographic journey, including a selection of previously unpublished images, that reveal the man 'behind the scenes' at work and play. A new and often surprising portrait of this major musical genius.
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Benjamin Britten Studies

Benjamin Britten Studies

After 1998 I treaded on the outskirts of Britten scholarship, giving presentations
here and there, but under heavy course ... with those that otherwise occupied my
early Britten research volumes: tattered, torn, and faded copies of Pictures from a
 ...

Author: Vicki P. Stroeher

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783271955

Category: Music

Page: 526

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Bringing together established authorities and new voices, this book takes off the 'protective arm' around Britten.
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Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures by Old Masters of Cuthbert Britten Slee Esq Deceased Late of 4 Cornwall Terrace Regent s Park sold by Order of the Executors Old Pictures of the Late Sir John Hassard K C B Also Pictures the Property of a Gentleman and from Numerous Private Collections and Different Sources

Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures by Old Masters of Cuthbert Britten Slee  Esq  Deceased  Late of 4 Cornwall Terrace  Regent s Park   sold by Order of the Executors    Old Pictures  of the Late Sir John Hassard  K C B   Also Pictures  the Property of a Gentleman  and from Numerous Private Collections and Different Sources

Author: Christie, Manson & Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1224595390

Category: Painting

Page: 23

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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

173Benjamin Britten: Pictures from a Life 1913–1976, complied by Donald
Mitchell and John Evans, picture 96. 174 HCBB, p. 584. 175 PKBB, p. 559.
176NPBB, pp. 459–60. CHAPTER 12: LEGACY 177 The Operas of Benjamin
Britten, Claire.

Author: Igor Toronyi-Lalic

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241967584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 50

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Benjamin Britten was one of the most important and unusual figures in twentieth-century music. This is the perfect introduction to his many wonderful works and his fascinating, controversial life. Benjamin Britten single-handedly transformed the reputation of British classical music. The enormous popular appeal of his great works, such as Peter Grimes (1945) and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946), make him the most successful opera composer of any born in the twentieth century. But his success was not without controversy and pain: he was accused of fleeing Britain to avoid military service, he was widely known to be sexually obsessed with boys and he suffered an astonishing array of illnesses. This short book combines a colourful overview of his life with pithy descriptions of all of his major musical works, providing an intimate portrait of this highly unusual man and a persuasive account of his influences, reputation and importance. Each chapter tackles a key episode and theme in his life, from his first compositions at the age of 5, his early friendship and collaboration with W H Auden and the beginnings of his life-long relationship with the tenor Peter Pears, through to his great musical successes and the establishment of the influential, if tempestuous, Aldeburgh Festival, as well as his failures, such as his coronation opera Gloriana (known as 'Boriana') and being satirised by Dudley Moore in Beyond the Fringe - and ending with frank discussions of his naïve politics, his troubling sexuality and his glorious musical legacy. Published to coincide with his 100th anniversary of his birth, this is the perfect introduction to a towering figure of British culture. Igor Toronyi-Lalic is a critic and curator. He writes regularly on music for, among others, The Times and Sunday Telegraph. He is a founder of theartsdesk.com, the author of What's That Thing? (2012), a report on public art, and co-director of the London Contemporary Music Festival.
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Britten and the Far East

Britten and the Far East

Asian Influences in the Music of Benjamin Britten Mervyn Cooke. shrines filled
with images which have stood there since 600AD . We fed the famous holy deer
and took part in the most impressive , complicated and full of deep meaning ...

Author: Mervyn Cooke

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0851158307

Category: Music

Page: 279

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Investigation into the influence of Eastern music on Britten's composition.
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Journeying Boy

Journeying Boy

A revealing and intimate collection of diary entries from one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century.

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000067171484

Category: Composers

Page: 576

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A revealing and intimate collection of diary entries from one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century.
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The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten

She is currently Cataloguing Manager at the Britten - Pears Library , Aldeburgh ,
and contributes to the Aldeburgh ... a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 1992 ;
his other studies of the composer include Benjamin Britten : Pictures from a Life ...

Author: Dr. David Rowland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521574765

Category: Music

Page: 350

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A comprehensive Companion to Britten's music and life.
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Benjamin Britten His Life and Operas

Benjamin Britten  His Life and Operas

The Operas of Benjamin Britten . London , Hamish Hamilton , 1979 . KENNEDY ,
MICHAEL . Britten . ( A volume in the Master Musicians ' series . ) London , Dent ,
1981 . MITCHELL , DONALD and JOHN EVANS . Benjamin Britten : Pictures ...

Author: Eric Walter White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520048946

Category: Music

Page: 322

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Composer

Composer

Austin , William The Ploughboy ' s Glory Music and Aesthetics in the 18th and
early 19th centuries ( with le Huray , Peter ) Benjamin Britten - pictures from a life
1913 - 1976 ( with Mitchell , Donald ) Janacek ' s tragic operas Havergal Brian
Bax ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015018074545

Category: Music

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Tribute to Benjamin Britten on His Fiftieth Birthday

Tribute to Benjamin Britten on His Fiftieth Birthday

Benjamin Britten Anthony Gishford ... He formed a habit of buying odds and ends
of pictures , and they gave him great pleasure , even if they were not always ... If it
is not by Gainsborough , ' he wrote of another picture , ' who the devil is it by ?

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber

ISBN: UOM:39015035873796

Category: Music

Page: 195

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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

Britten and Plomer visited the National Portrait Gallery in mid-July to look at
paintings of the opera's protagonists. Britten bought monochrome postcards of
pictures by unknown artists of Elizabeth, Essex, Cecil and Raleigh for stimulation.

Author: Paul Kildea

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141924304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

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Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year in 2013, Paul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain's greatest modern composer. In the eyes of many, Benjamin Britten was our finest composer since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) three hundred years earlier. He 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), Billy Budd (1951) and The Turn of the Screw (1954), he arguably composed the last operas - from any composer in any country - which have entered both the popular consciousness and the musical canon. He did all this while carrying two disadvantages to worldly success - his passionately held pacifism, which made him suspect to the authorities during and immediately after the Second World War - and his homosexuality, specifically his forty-year relationship with Peter Pears, for whom many of his greatest operatic roles and vocal works were created. The atmosphere and personalities of Aldeburgh in his native Suffolk also form another wonderful dimension to the book. Kildea shows clearly how Britten made this creative community, notably with the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival and the building of Snape Maltings, but also how costly the determination that this required was. Above all, this book helps us understand the relationship of Britten's music to his life, and takes us as far into his creative process as we are ever likely to go. Kildea reads dozens of Britten's works with enormous intelligence and sensitivity, in a way which those without formal musical training can understand. It is one of the most moving and enjoyable biographies of a creative artist of any kind to have appeared for years. Paul Kildea is a writer and conductor who has performed many of the Britten works he writes about, in opera houses and concert halls from Sydney to Hamburg. His previous books include Selling Britten (2002) and (as editor) Britten on Music (2003). He was Head of Music at the Aldeburgh Festival between 1999 and 2002 and subsequently Artistic Director of the Wigmore Hall in London.
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Britten

Britten

Benjamin Britten : Peter Grimes , Cambridge , 1983 . Britten , Beth . My Brother
Benjamin , Bourne End , 1986 . Carpenter , Humphrey . Benjamin Britten : a
Biography ... Benjamin Britten : Pictures from a life 1913 – 1976 , London , 1978 .

Author: Michael Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008662251

Category: Composers

Page: 355

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Part of a series providing comprehensive coverage of the life and works of great composers, this revised edition focuses on Benjamin Britten and includes his posthumously published works and new biographical material. All the reference sections have been updated, including the discography of Britten's performances of his own works. It is suitable for musicians, students and the general reader alike.
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British Book News

British Book News

Benjamin Britten 1913–1976 Pictures from a Life . ... again that Gilbert's were
some of the 0 571 11261 7 Faber 1978 best lyrics ever written ( which is hard
luck on all his One of Britten's qualities revealed by the 440 photographs
successors ) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015036923939

Category: Best books

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Royal Academy Pictures

Royal Academy Pictures

Recent Illustrated Volumes . With Six Nllustrations . Carols of the Year - June .
Poem by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE . Illustrated by W. E. F. BRITTEN .
The Meissonier Exhibition , By CLAUDE PHILLIPS . With Ten Illustrations , The ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510024794862

Category: Art

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Opera News

Opera News

ON THE COVER : Benjamin Britten at home in Aldeburgh last summer , in a
photograph by Tony Ray - Jones , who also took the pictures on pages 12
through 15 . 60 Mk II with pre - set automatic anti - skating assembly built into
tone arm ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015008952031

Category: Opera

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Sea Pictures

Sea Pictures

... Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Elgar Sea Pictures • Pomp &
Circumstance Marches • Cockaigne Overture ... 2 Britten Orchestral Anthology
Vol.2 Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes , Sinfonia da
Requiem ...

Author: Edward Elgar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056419123

Category: Marches

Page: 265

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Three of Elgar's most popular and oft-performed works collected together in one volume. The famous Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 is familiar to everyone from the Last Night of the Proms, while the Cockaigne Overture and Sea Pictures are further celebrations of the Edwardian Englishness.
Categories: Marches

Music and Musicians

Music and Musicians

... Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod , Mussorgsky - Ravel
Pictures at an exhibition 2 thursday Bangor University 8 CUMMINGS STRING
TRIO . SARAH FRANCIS ( oboe ) Schubert , Tate , Britten , Berkeley , Mozart 7
tuesday ...

Author: Evan Senior

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002154771

Category: Music

Page:

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The Music of Lennox Berkeley

The Music of Lennox Berkeley

D Mitchell and J Evans : Benjamin Britten , Pictures from a Life 1913 – 1976 . See
pp . 85 – 86 for photographs of the two composers working and p 116 of this book
for Britten ' s picture of Berkeley . 21 . PF Radcliffe : The Criterion , October ...

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019472961

Category: Composers

Page: 240

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Leven en werk van de Britse componist (geb. 1903).
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English Pictures from Suffolk Collections a Loan Exhibition in Aid of the Suffolk Historical Churches Trust Feb 26 Mar 18 1980

English Pictures from Suffolk Collections   a Loan Exhibition in Aid of the Suffolk Historical Churches Trust  Feb  26 Mar  18  1980

HENRY LAMB 1883 - 1960 Benjamin Britten ( 1913 - 1976 ) Canvas , 27 x 22
inches ( 68 . 5 x 56 cm . ) Signed Lamb , top left and dated ' 45 . Collection :
Commissioned by Mrs . L . Behrens ; it passed to her son , Mr . George Behrens
from ...

Author: Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd

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ISBN: UCAL:B3210541

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Page: 59

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