Britten Centenary celebrated with Gifts, Books & DVDs(December 2012)
A selection of special Britten Centenary products are now available for purchase, including a new gifts range from Aldeburgh Music, major book publications and celebratory DVDs.
Aldeburgh Music has released a special Britten Centenary range of products, from Britten umbrellas to bags, iPhone covers and beautiful Britten and Pears cufflinks. This official gifts range is available on sale at the Visitor Centre at Snape in Suffolk, and online from The Shop at Boosey.com.
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Two major new Britten books have been recently released for the centenary with more promised in 2013 itself. The final sixth volume of Letters from a Life covering the period 1966-76 has been published by Boydell & Brewer. Edited by Philip Reed and Mervyn Cooke, the letters from the last decade of the composer's life cover the genesis, composition and premieres of major stage works including Owen Wingrave and Death in Venice (832 pages, hardback, ISBN 978 1 84383 725 1). Also from Boydell & Brewer is a new volume of Britten images entitled Britten in Pictures. Edited by Lucy Walker, this photographic journey includes a selection of previously unpublished images revealing the man 'behind the scenes' at work and play (288 pages, paperback, ISBN 978 1 84383 749 7).
A special collection of Tony Palmer films about Benjamin Britten and his music are included in a new box set of DVDs. Together with A Time There Was, which won Palmer the Italia Prize, are three of the director's films not seen for 30 or more years, collected in the Britten at 100 box set and accompanied by a special 58 page booklet. Also included is Britten's famous 1964 Aspen Award Speech, illustrated with over 50 photographs.
As well as gifts, books and DVDs, a wide selection of CDs and sheet music is available from The Shop at Boosey.com.
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