Benjamin Britten was one of the outstanding British composers of the 20th century. He shot to international fame with his operas, performed by his own English Opera Group, and a series of extraordinary instrumental works. His music won a central place in the repertoire and the affection of successive generations of listeners. David Matthews brings to this biography his special insight as a fellow composer, former assistant and life-long friend of Britten to produce a uniquely personal, sensitive and authoritative account.

Britten 2013, Haus Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781908323385

Centenary edition

Mass-market paperback

Britten 2008, Haus Pub.

ISBN-13: 9781904341215

Trade paperback

Britten 2005, Haus Pub., London, England

ISBN-13: 9781904341390