Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century

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Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year in 2013, Paul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain's greatest modern composer. In the eyes of many, Benjamin Britten was our finest composer since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) three hundred years earlier. He broke decisively with the romantic, nationalist school of figures such as Parry, Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. With Peter ...

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century 2014, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846142338

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Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century 2013, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9781846142321

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