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Essential Britten: A Pocket Guide for the Britten Centenary

Essential Britten: A Pocket Guide for the Britten Centenary

by John Bridcut

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Overview

John Bridcut, author of the acclaimed 'Britten's Children', has included 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: 9780571290741
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Bridcut is a documentary director for British television. He has had a lifelong enthusiasm for English music , and his feature-length films Britten's Children (2004) and The Passions of Vaughan Williams (2008) have won awards. He is currently working on a portrait of Elgar. In 2008, he produced a BBC documentary Charles at 60: The Passionate Prince for the BBC. Other film subjects have included Rudolf Nureyev, Roald Dahl, Hillary Clinton, and the Queen. His two books, Britten's Children and The Faber Pocket Guide to Britten, were published in 2006 and 2010 respectively.
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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