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Author: Philip Brett
ISBN: 0521229162
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Pages 229 pages
Publisher Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 29, 1983)
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eBook Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (Cambridge Opera Handbooks) download

by Philip Brett


Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a secure place in the repertory. Its appearance in 1945 shortly after the end of the war in Europe was a milestone in operatic history as well as in British music.

Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a secure place in the repertory. Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a secure place in the repertory.

Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes book. Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (Cambridge Opera Handbooks). 0521297168 (ISBN13: 9780521297165).

Peter Grimes is an opera by Benjamin Britten, with a libretto adapted by Montagu Slater from the narrative poem, "Peter Grimes", in George Crabbe's book The Borough.

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. Find out more about sending content to.

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes. Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge.

This book can be found in: Entertainment Music Musical styles & genres Opera. Billy Budd, based on Herman Melville's nautical allegory, is one of Britten's most challenging operas. Cambridge Opera Handbooks: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd (Paperback). This comprehensive guide considers the work from both literary and musical viewpoints. Melville's novella is discussed, as is the interpretation given to the novella by the librettists E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier.

Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a. .Cambridge Opera Handbooks. Cambridge University Press.

Philip Brett (October 17, 1937 – October 16, 2002) was a British-born American musicologist, musician and conductor. He was particularly known for his scholarly studies on Benjamin Britten and William Byrd and for his contributions to the development of lesbian and gay musicology. At the time of his death, he was Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Released June 7, 1945. This opera based on George Crabbe’s epic poem The Borough provided Britten with his first major operatic success and remains his most performed opera today. Peter Grimes Tracklist. Now the Great Bear and Pleiades Lyrics. Embroidery Aria Lyrics.

Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a secure place in the repertory. Its appearance in 1945 shortly after the end of the war in Europe was a milestone in operatic history as well as in British music. But the origins of the work lie in the United States, where Britten and his friend Peter Pears (the first Grimes) spent the years 1939-42. In 1941 they read an evocative essay by the novelist E. M. Forster on the Suffolk poet George Crabbe (1754-1832); this precipitated Britten's decision to return to his native country, and sent them both to Crabbe's poem, The Borough, which gave them the idea for the plot they drafted together. This book opens with Forster's original essay and his later one on Crabbe and Peter Grimes. From there the reader can trace the history of the opera: in Donald Mitchell's annotated interview with the wife of the librettist, Montagu Slater; in Philip Brett's detailed study of the fascinating documents preserved in the Britten-Pears Library at Aldeburgh; and in his history of the work's stage presentation and critical reception. Hans Keller's remarkable synopsis, first printed in 1952, is complemented by a fine new analytical study by David Matthews of Act II scene 1, the crux of the opera.