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Britten: An Extraordinary Life

6 years ago


Benjamin BrittenWe are delighted to announce the launch of Britten: An Extraordinary Life, the final publication in our An Extraordinary Life series.

Christopher Mark’s biography of Benjamin Britten is an engaging, affordable summary of the composer’s life. This essential handbook, aimed at music-lovers and performers, covers key topics and issues connected to Britten’s life and works.

The author traces the impact of Britten’s physical and cultural environment, his shifting musical and personal relationships, and his emerging sense of sexual identity on his musical output.

An Extraordinary Life

This publication, released during Britten’s centenary year, completes ABRSM’s An Extraordinary Life series. This fascinating set of biographies, which also includes books focusing on Beethoven, Bach, Elgar, Mozart and Purcell, has been researched and written by leading specialists, providing revealing accounts of the lives of six extraordinary composers.

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