The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays
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318 Pages

29.7 x 21 cm

15 colour. 26 b/w.

Series: Aldeburgh Studies in Music

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Making of Peter Grimes: Essays

Edited by Paul Banks

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

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January 1997

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Title Details

318 Pages

2.97 x 2.1 cm

15 colour. 26 b/w.

Series: Aldeburgh Studies in Music

Imprint: Boydell Press