Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this extraordinary series continues to amaze and captivate its readers with detailed insight into the lives and work of music's geniuses. Unlike other composer biographies that focus narrowly on the music, this series explores the personal history of each composer and the social context surrounding the music. In a precise, engaging, and authoritative manner, each volume combines a vivid portrait of the master musicians' inspirations, influences, life experiences, even their weaknesses, with an accessible discussion of their work-all in roughly 300 pages. Further, each volume offers superb reference material, including a detailed life and times chronology, a complete list of works, a personalia glossary highlighting the important people in the composer's life, and a select bibliography. Under the supervision of music expert and series general editor Stanley Sadie, Master Musicians will certainly proceed to delight music scholars, serious musicians, and all music lovers for another hundred years.
For this revised edition of the highly-praised study of the composer, Michael Kennedy includes new, recently available, material on Britten's life. He has also added a new chapter on Britten's posthumously published works. And all the reference sections are updated, including the discography of Britten's performances of his own works.
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Book Description Dent, London, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1983, Softcover, 356 pp. Very Good copy: Covers rubbed and edgeworn. Illustrated. Clean contents. Bookseller Inventory # 0063693
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Book Description Dent, 1983. 1st paperback edition. 356 pages, softback. 23 bw plates + music scores. Card covers. VG Master Musicians. Bookseller Inventory # 24839
Book Description Dent, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 137 x 216 x 29mm. (xi) + 356pp. A couple of minor creases to the top corner of front cover; otherwise a very nice, apparently unread copy, which is spotless internally. NB: An extra shipping charge may be requested for heavier or more valuable items. All our 'Seller Images' show the actual item you will receive. Bookseller Inventory # 001774
Book Description J. M. Dent & Sons, London, UK, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 356pp., Previous owner's inscription on endpaper. With twelve pages of plates and music examples in text. . Bookseller Inventory # MUS116