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Benjamin Britten

Composer (22-Nov-1913 — 4-Dec-1976)


Alan Blyth. Remembering Britten. Hutchinson. 1981. 181pp.

Philip Brett. Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes. Cambridge University Press. 1983. 229pp.

Philip Brett. Philip Brett: Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays. University of California Press. 2006. 280pp.

John Bridcut. Britten's Children. Faber and Faber. 2006. 334pp.

Humphrey Carpenter. Benjamin Britten: A Biography. Faber and Faber. 1992. 680pp.

Mervyn Cooke (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten. Cambridge University Press. 1999. 350pp.

Mervyn Cooke; Philip Reed. Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 180pp.

Mervyn Cooke. Britten and the Far East: Asian Influences in the Music of Benjamin Britten. Boydell & Brewer. 2001. 304pp.

Mervyn Cooke. Britten: War Requiem. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 115pp.

Stewart R. Craggs. Benjamin Britten: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2002. 300pp.

Graham Elliott. Benjamin Britten: The Spiritual Dimension. Oxford University Press. 2006. 192pp.

Peter Evans. The Music of Benjamin Britten. Dent. 1979. 564pp.

Peter John Hodgson. Benjamin Britten: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 1996. 245pp.

Patricia Howard (editor). Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw. Cambridge University Press. 1985. 176pp.

Patricia Howard. The Operas of Benjamin Britten: An Introduction. Barrie and Rockliff. 1969. 236pp.

Alan Kendall. Benjamin Britten. Macmillan. 1973. 112pp.

Donald Mitchell. Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice. Cambridge University Press. 1987. 229pp.

Donald Mitchell; Hans Keller (editors). Benjamin Britten: A Commentary on His Works from a Group of Specialists. Philosophical Library. 1953. 410pp.

Donald Mitchell; Philip Reed (editors). Letters from a Life: The Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976. University of California Press. 1991. 1403pp.

Donald Mitchell; John Evans. Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976: Pictures from a Life. Faber and Faber. 1978. 192pp.

Charles H. Parsons. A Benjamin Britten Discography. E. Mellen Press. 1990. 247pp.

Claire Seymour. The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion. Boydell Press. 2007. 368pp.

Sherill Tippins. February House: The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof In Wartime America. Houghton Mifflin. 2005. 224pp.

Eric Walter White. Benjamin Britten: A Sketch of His Life and Works. Boosey & Hawkes. 1954. 219pp.

Arnold Whittall. The Music of Britten and Tippett: Studies in Themes and Techniques. Cambridge University Press. 1982. 314pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.103)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.97)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.208)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.315)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.136)

  11. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.64)

  12. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.123-25)

  13. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.49-51)

  14. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.131-33)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.72)

  16. International Who's Who 1960 (p.119)

  17. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.39)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.33)

  19. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.88)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.85)

  21. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.49)

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