Benjamin Britten: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten vol.4 (1952-57) Hardback


Catalogue No: 9781843833826
Shop Product Code: 258493Z

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Subtitle: Published in association with The Britten-Pears Foundation

Series: Britten: Selected Letters

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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“One of the most illuminating biographical projects in recent years.” —PETER ACKROYD

The fourth volume of the annotated selected letters of Benjamin Britten covers the years 1952-57, during which he wrote three major works for the stage - the Coronation


Contents and Reviews

Introduction by Philip Reed
1 Fit for a Queen: The Writing of Gloriana January 1952-July 1953
2 Absolute Singleness, Clearness and Roundness: The Turn of the Screw August 1953-September 1954
3 On the Threshold of a New Musical World: Towards The Prince of the Pagodas October 1954-October 1955
4 As Complicated as Schoenberg: Eastern Encounters October 1955-March 1956
5 Beyond Bali: The Completion of The Prince of the Pagodas March 1956-January 1957
6 In the Naive Medieval Style: Noye's Fludde January-December 1957
7 Bibliography
8 Index of Britten's Works
9 Index of Other Composers
10 General Index