The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978

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Boydell & Brewer, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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This volume brings together all the travel diaries of Sir Peter Pears (1910-1986), principal interpreter of Britten's works. Pears accompanied Britten on many of his trips and the record of their tour of the Far East in 1955 is of special interest. Here the sound of the gamelan orchestras enchanted Britten and deeply influenced his musical development.
  

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Contents

American Tour with the New English Singers 1936
1
Far East Diary 195556
16
Ansbach Bach Festival 1959
73
India 1965
85
A Diary August 1965
98
A Diary December 1966
135
Nevis Fortnight 1967
153
Moscow Diary 1971
161
Saint Enoch 1972
167
San Fortunato 1972
175
The New York Death in Venice 1974
181
The New York Billy Budd 1978
201
German Text of Chapter 3
207
Personalia
214
Index
227
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