The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978

The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978

Peter Pears

Edited by Philip Reed


Boydell Press



Travel diaries reveal musical inspiration, personal encounters, notes on performances.
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.


June 1995
34 black and white illustrations
278 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Aldeburgh Studies in Music
ISBN: 9780851157412
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BISAC BIO006000, BIO004000
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A valuable source of material on the musical development of both Pears and Benjamin Britten...a "must" for those interested in either. OPERA JOURNAL (US)

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