Benjamin Britten in Context (Composers in Context) .

Benjamin Britten, pianist, conductor, educator, composer of a wide range of music from large-scale operas and choral works to string quartets and songs, is acknowledged as a pivotal figure in mid-twentieth-century Britain. This volume explores the contexts for his multi-faceted career and his engagement with his contemporaries in music, art, literature, and film, British musical institutions, royal and governmental entities, and the church, as well as his ground-breaking projects, philosophical and ideological tenets. The book is thematically structured in five parts: Britten's relationships with Peter Pears, his close friends, mentors, and colleagues musical life in Britain his interactions with previous and contemporary generations of composers his professional work with choreographers, librettists, stage designers, and directors and his socio-cultural, religious, and political environment. The chapters shed light on the many opportunities and challenges of post-war British musical life that shaped Britten's creative output.
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Authors: Vicki P Stroeher

Date: 2021

Upload Date: 6/4/2022 3:19:09 PM

Format: pdf

Pages: 426



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 1108496695


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