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Essential Britten

A Pocket Guide for the Britten Centenary

Essential Britten by John Bridcut
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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

Faber & Faber; October 2012
448 pages; ISBN 9780571290741
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Title: Essential Britten
Author: John Bridcut
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