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The Faber Pocket Guide to Britten

The Faber Pocket Guide to Britten

by John Bridcut

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John Bridcut, author of the acclaimed 'Britten's Children', will include significant fresh material which will make the book indispensable for Britten aficionados as well as for those who are discovering the composer's music for the first time. This guide is all about finding a way into Britten's music.

An outline of planned chapters:
- The Top Ten Britten pieces
- Critics' First Impressions
- Britten's Life
- Britten and Pears
- The things they said
- The Music (stage works, choral works, songs, chamber music, orchestral works)
- The Interpreters of Britten's work
- Britten as Performer
- The Impresario (English Opera Group and Aldeburgh Festival)
- Britten's Homes
- Trivial Pursuits

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571258499
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 11/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 627 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Bridcut has directed and produced television documentaries for the past twenty years or so, specializing in contemporary history, current affairs and the arts. For the Golden Jubilee in 2002, he produced BBC1's four-part series Queen and Country. He has recently profiled Hillary Clinton and Roald Dahl, and has also directed a film about the realisation of Elgar's piano concerto. He has had a lifelong enthusiasm for the music of Benjamin Britten; his documentary, Britten's Children, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2005 for Creative Communication.
John Bridcut is a documentary film-maker for British television. His enthusiasm for English music has been lifelong, and his feature-length films, Britten's Children (2004), The Passions of Vaughan Williams (2008) and Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask (2010), have won awards. His most recent composer-portraits have been The Prince and the Composer (2011), in which HRH The Prince of Wales explored the life and music of Hubert Parry, and Delius: Composer; Lover, Enigma (2012). Other film subjects have included Prince Charles, Rudolf Nureyev, Roald Dahl, Hillary Clinton, Mstislav Rostropovich and the Queen. His book Britten's Children was published in 2006.

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