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Standard Name: Britten, Benjamin
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|Friends, Associates||W. H. Auden||
It was during his undergraduate years that WHA formed close friendships with his near-contemporary and fellow writer Christopher Isherwood and with fellow poet Stephen Spender . For a while these three were seen as a...
|Friends, Associates||Carson McCullers||
CMC therefore shared her day-to-day life at various times with Davis , W. H. Auden , Louis MacNiece , Gypsy Rose Lee , Benjamin Britten , Richard Wright , Paul and Jane Bowles , Christopher Isherwood
|Intertextuality and Influence||Helen Waddell||
The book evoked a chorus of praise. Walter de la Mare wrote to Otto Kyllmann: She writes about poetry absolutely unknown to me, in a fashion that is in itself poetry.Kyllmann wrote to HW
|Performance of text||W. H. Auden||
Benjamin Britten 's opera Paul Bunyan, with libretto by WHA , had its first performance, at Columbia University , New York.
Bloomfield, Barry Cambray, and Edward Mendelson. W. H. Auden: A Bibliography 1924-1969. University Press of Virginia, 1972.
|Performance of text||E. M. Forster||
Billy Budd, Benjamin Britten 's opera based on Herman Melville 's novel, with libretto by EMF and Eric Crozier , opened at the Royal Opera House , Covent Garden, London.
Drabble, Margaret, and Jenny Stringer, editors. The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1987.
Kirkpatrick, Brownlee Jean. A Bibliography of E. M. Forster. Clarendon, 1985.
ES 's work has often attracted composers. Apart from her collaboration with William Walton on Façade, Benjamin Britten set her Illuminations to music and wrote a canticle based on Still Falls the Rain.
|Textual Features||Maureen Duffy||
Dates given to poems in the volume range from August 1970 to December 1978.
Many handle the world's headline griefs; many record the tiny deaths of animals. The opening poem, Memorials of the...
Duffy, Maureen. Memorials of the Quick and the Dead. Hamish Hamilton, 1979.
|Textual Production||Henry James||
It was made into a lastingly popular opera with music by Benjamin Britten .
|Textual Production||Edith Sitwell||
Some of the translations had already been published by ES in Wheels.
They were later set to music by Benjamin Britten and became the basis of a ballet by Frederick Ashton . Sitwell...
Clements, Patricia. Baudelaire and the English Tradition. Princeton University Press, 1985.
|Textual Production||Jeanette Winterson||
Her contributors included Ali Smith on Beethoven 's Fidelio, Anne Enright on Dvorak 's Rusalka, Jackie Kay on Janacek 's The Makropulos Case, Joanna Trollope on Donizetti 's L'Elisir d'Amore, Kate Atkinson
Meanwhile, she established a habit of long visits: first to a country cottage in Dorset and then to a rented house at Aldeburgh in Suffolk. These were places used not for social or emotional...
Billy Budd, Foretopman, a novella written by Herman Melville in 1891, was published posthumously in a volume entitled Billy Budd, and Other Prose Pieces.
The General Post Office Film Unit under John Grierson created a documentary entitled Night Mail, directed by Basil Wright , which featured music by Benjamin Britten and a film poem by W. H. Auden .
7 June 1945
Peter Grimes, Benjamin Britten 's opera based on a poem by George Crabbe , premiered at Sadler's Wells Theatre , London.
Benjamin Britten was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to write a score demonstrating the different orchestral instruments. He created Variations on a Theme of Henry Purcell, later recorded by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
1 January 1957
The first three-act ballet score by a British composer, Benjamin Britten 's The Prince of the Pagodas, was performed at Covent Garden.
30 May 1962
The newly-built Coventry Cathedral was consecrated, and heard the first performance of Benjamin Britten 's War Requiem, with words from the Latin mass and from poems by Wilfred Owen .