Knowing Britten
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208 Pages

19.8 x 12.9 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press

Knowing Britten

by Steuart Bedford

With Christopher Gillett

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List of Illustrations
1 My mind beats on
2 A thirst, a leaping, wild unrest, a deep desire
3 Should I give up the fruitless struggle with the word?
4 So be it
5 What lies in wait for me here?
6 My head is heavy, my eyelids ache
7 I must go elsewhere, I must find a clearer sky, a fresher air
8 How much better to live, not words but beauty, to exist in it, and of it
9 The power of beauty sets me free
10 Yet I am driven on
11 O voluptuous days, O the joy I suffer
12 So the moments pass
13 And now, Phaedrus, I will go
No epilogue, I pray you, for your play needs no excuse
Acknowledgements
Index

STEUART JOHN RUDOLF BEDFORD OBE (31 July 1939 - 15 February 2021) was an English orchestral and opera conductor and pianist.

"A deeply heartfelt account with a wealth of personal photos.... A loving tribute to two great musicians, a must for Britten fans." Susan Pierotti, Stringendo, Journal of the Australian Strings Association

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May 2021

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Title Details

208 Pages

1.98 x 1.29 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press