Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Beloved Man: The Letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

TitleMy Beloved Man: The Letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
AuthorBenjamin Britten
Call NumberML410.B853 A4 2016
Location3rd Floor Music
RatingHighly Recommended
Book ReviewMy Beloved Man is a collection of correspondence between British composer Benjamin Britten and his lifelong romantic and creative partner Peter Pears, a famous British singer. The letters, which begin shortly before WW2 and extend into the 1970s, are a glimpse inside an incredibly tender, emotionally-rich relationship that had to be mostly concealed from the outside world. For Classical music nerds such as myself, the letters are also fascinating for the amount of name-dropping and gossip involving the "who's who" of Classical music in the 20th century.  
Submitted ByDavid Carson
Department or MajorLeatherby Libraries
StatusStaff
Chapman Emaildavcarso@chapman.edu

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