Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul Kildea

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June 2013, no. 352
Rediscovering Britten

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century

by Paul Kildea

Allen Lane, $45 hb, 682 pp, 9781846142321

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul Kildea

by
June 2013, no. 352

It would be a pity if this well-researched and nuanced biography of the greatest English composer of the second half of the twentieth century became known for the rather sensational medical revelations contained in the last chapter. Certainly, they gave me pause before I began reading the book.

Rediscovering Britten

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century

by Paul Kildea

Allen Lane, $45 hb, 682 pp, 9781846142321

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