Typescript copy of Britten Book by Anthony Gishford with his manuscript amendments

Scope and Content

Typescript draft of Gishford's book about Benjamin Britten. Includes handwritten ammendments throughout.

Gishford gives a short history of Britten's life: Britten's childhood and musical education, his experience of America, the English Opera Group and Aldeburgh Festival, and the composition and reception of Britten's operas and music.

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This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader's Undertaking form.