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The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays Paul Banks

The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays By Paul Banks

The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays by Paul Banks


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Summary

Historic accounts and new material illuminate the creation, early history and artistic intentions of Britten's first opera.

The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays Summary

The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays by Paul Banks

Historic accounts and new material illuminate the creation, early history and artistic intentions of Britten's first opera. The premiere of Peter Grimes on 7 June 1945 announced the emergence of the first great composer of opera in English since Purcell. Surviving documents offer evidence of the complex interaction of differing ideas about the possible shape and content of the new work, most notably the composition draft, which these essays are particularly concerned to illuminate. They juxtapose historic material with fresh studies: three items written by members of theteam involved in the 1945 production are set alongside specially-commissioned articles, with the three-fold intention of presenting the views of some of the creators of the opera, outlining the work's early history, and offeringcontemporary perspectives on its historical context and its message.Professor PAUL BANKS is Research Development Fellow at the Royal College of Music.Contributors: PAUL BANKS, PHILIP BRETT, BENJAMIN BRITTEN, ERIC CROZIER, DONALDMITCHELL, PETER PEARS, PHILIP REED, ROSAMUND STRODE. Packed away in its pages is a very large amount of new information. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT A fitting tribute to the opera's enduring international stature, and undoubtedly [a] significant achievement in Britten studies. MUSIC AND LETTERS

The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays Reviews

Packed away in its pages is a very large amount of new information. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT A fitting tribute to the opera's enduring international stature, and undoubtedly [a] significant achievement in Britten studies. * MUSIC AND LETTERS *

Table of Contents

Preface - Paul Banks Peter Grimes (1965) - Eric Crozier

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GOR005096159
9780851157917
0851157912
The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays by Paul Banks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Boydell & Brewer Ltd
1997-01-01
318
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