Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest opera composers of the twentieth century, and produced a feast of songs, orchestral and chamber music, as well as a wide range of music for children and amateurs. He was also both a first-rate conductor and pianist.
In this incisive pocket guide, John Bridcut discusses Britten’s music and explores his musical influences, his complex personality, his emotional and professional relationships with men, women, and children, and the fascinating nooks and crannies of his daily life which are normally overlooked. An indispensable source of fresh insights into this towering figure in British music.
'Faber's enterprising Pocket Guide series is growing into an invaluable library ... these are perfect concert companions and will please the novice and aficionado alike.’