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Benjamin Britten: a life for music

Benjamin Britten: a life for music

Powell, Neil, 1948- author

Benjamin Britten, the greatest 20th-century English composer and one of the outstanding musicians of his age, was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in 1913. The East Anglian coast was to be a constant presence in his life and work. This biography follows Britten through school and college days, involvement with the Auden generation in the 1930s and self-imposed wartime exile in America, to his emergence as a central yet paradoxical figure in his country's musical life

Book. English.
Published London: Hutchinson, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Neil Powell
ISBN: 0091931231, 1409038246, 9780091931230, 9781409038245
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 512 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Biography.; Composers Great Britain Biography.; Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.