Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

by Michael Oliver

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2008

  $19.95

Benjamin Britten (1913-76) changed the course of English music with highly original works such as his opera Peter Grimes.

While his music is performed more widely than those of any other English composer, his international success did not prevent him from continuing to draw inspiration from his native land.

In this engaging biography, the author creates a portrait of a great artist, exploring his wide-ranging compositions in detail and discussing the many contradictions that pervaded Britten's fascinating life and career.

ISBN:
9780714847719
9780714847719
Category:
Biography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
219x155x16mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver is well known as a writer and broadcaster, having written and compiled numerous programmes for BBC Radio 3 and written regularly for Gramophone and other magazines for over 20 years.

He is also the author of Igor Stravinsky in the 20th-Century Composers series.

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