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Benjamin Britten

A Life for Music
Powell, Neil (Book - 2013)
Benjamin Britten
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This centenary biography looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century, and his life partner, tenor Peter Pears.
Authors: Powell, Neil, 1948-
Title: Benjamin Britten
a life for music
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: xvii, 508 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Britten Minor : 1913-30
Some college : 1930-34
Most surprising days : 1935-39
American overtures : 1939-42
Where I belong : 1942-47
A modest festival : 1947-55
The poetry in the pity : 1955-64
The building of the house : 1965-71
As it is, plenty : 1971-76.
Summary: This centenary biography looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century, and his life partner, tenor Peter Pears.
Local Note: 53 118 172
ISBN: 9780805097740
0805097740
Statement of Responsibility: Neil Powell
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-472) and index.
Subject Headings: Composers England Biography. Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Topical Term: Composers
LCCN: 2012051536
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"Documents the life of the famous British composer, focusing on his relationship with tenor Peter Pears, who became the inspirational centre of his emotional and musical life." Biography and Memoir November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=701378

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