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    The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten
    • Online ISBN: 9781139002226
    • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CCOL9780521573849
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The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten is a comprehensive guide to the composer's work, aimed both at the non-specialist and music student. It sheds light on both the composer's stylistic and personal development, offering new interpretations of his operatic works and discussing his characteristic working methods. Topics treated here in detail for the first time include Britten's work in the cinema in the 1930s, his lifelong pacifism and his strong interest in the music of the Far East; other chapters include reassessments of his relationship with W. H. Auden and his attitude towards childhood, comprehensive analyses of major works and a concise history of the Aldeburgh Festival. A distinguished team of contributors include some who worked with the composer during his lifetime, as well as leading representatives of the younger generation of Britten scholars on both sides of the Atlantic.

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‘ … the serious student will be richly stimulated.’

Source: BBC Music Magazine

‘Essential reading, then, for Britten students, containing much that will be of interest to the composers’ wide and ever-widening circle of admirers.’

Source: Classical Music

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