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Get Benjamin Britten: The Spiritual Dimension (Oxford Studies in PDF

By Graham Elliott

ISBN-10: 0198162588

ISBN-13: 9780198162582

ISBN-10: 1423767756

ISBN-13: 9781423767756

The significance of "the issues non secular" in Britten's paintings has lengthy been missed. In his ebook Graham Elliott examines this value in his research of the composer's selection and remedy of topics, and his use of musical influences-- specially plainsong--which have a right away organization with spirituality.

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Donald Mitchell has written: Britten seems to me a peculiarly thematic composer. I am not thinking of the fertility of his melody or of the prominent role that themes and thematic organisation play in his music, but of themes in a broader sense—concerns, commitments, attitudes and 12 13 14 15 Conversation between the author and Sir Peter Pears, 3 January 1985. Peter Evans, The Music of Benjamin Britten, London, 1979, 2. Ibid. See Chapter 1. 16 Mitchell draws attention to a consistency in Britten’s work which means that themes and methods of procedure can be traced through works which cover a wide span of Britten’s composing career.

21 Letter from Hans Keller to the author dated 31 August 1983. 5 Summary The life and work of Benjamin Britten are remarkably well documented in a wide variety of articles and books. It would be surprising if such a vast amount of material did not contain a good deal of speculation on the subject of the composer’s personality and motivation, and about the non-musical forces in his life. Those who wrote commentaries during Britten’s lifetime were careful to avoid any direct reference to his homosexuality.

Do you wish any reference to Mr. ’ 20 Letter from Sir David Willcocks to the author dated 5 September 1983. 21 Letter from Hans Keller to the author dated 31 August 1983. 5 Summary The life and work of Benjamin Britten are remarkably well documented in a wide variety of articles and books. It would be surprising if such a vast amount of material did not contain a good deal of speculation on the subject of the composer’s personality and motivation, and about the non-musical forces in his life. Those who wrote commentaries during Britten’s lifetime were careful to avoid any direct reference to his homosexuality.

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