Benjamin Britten: His Life and Operas

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1970 - 256 pages
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Contents

Preface page n PART ONE LIFE
13
Early Works and Training
15
Collaboration with W H Auden
22
American Visit
28
In Wartime England
36
First Operatic Successes
43
Festival Interlude
50
Living in Crabbe Street
59
Albert Herring
133
The Beggars Opera
138
The Little Sweep
145
Billy Budd
150
Gloriana
165
The Turn of the Screw
176
NoyesFludde
187
A Midsummer Nights Dream
192

At the Red House
73
Personal Postscript
89
PART TWO THE OPERAS
93
Paul Bunyan
95
Peter Grimes
100
TheRapeofLucretia
121
Curlew River
205
The Burning Fiery Furnace
214
The Prodigal Son
219
Chronological List of Compositions page
227
Short Bibliography
244
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