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READ & DOWNLOAD ä JOHNS-CYCLING-DIARY.CO.UK à Paul Kildea 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 Grimes Billy Budd and The Turn of the Screwhe arguably composed the last operas from any composer in any country which have entered both the popular consciousness and the musical canonHe did all this while carrying tw. This is an excellent and very readable biography of

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CHARACTERS ✓ Benjamin Britten ☆ ➮ [Ebook] ➩ Benjamin Britten By Paul Kildea ➺ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 figur In the eyes of Urgh Festival and the building of Snape Maltings but also how costly the determination that this reuired wasAbove all this book helps us understand the relationship of Britten's music to his life and takes us as far into his creative process as we are ever likely to go Kildea reads dozens of Britten's works with enormous intelligence and sensitivity in a way which those without formal musical training can understand It is one of the most moving and enjoyable biographies of a creative artist of any kind to have appeared for yea. This suffers from an illness common to biographies

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Benjamin BrittenO disadvantages to worldly success his passionately held pacifism which made him suspect to the authorities during and immediately after the Second World War and his homosexuality specifically his forty year relationship with Peter Pears for whom many of his greatest operatic roles and vocal works were created The atmosphere and personalities of Aldeburgh in his native Suffolk also form another wonderful dimension to the book Kildea shows clearly how Britten made this creative community notably with the foundation of the Aldeb. I came to this book after reading about Wilfred Owe