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    Britten: Essays, Letters and Opera Guides (Hans Keller Archives) (Paperback) By (author) Hans Keller, Edited by Christopher Wintle, Edited by A. M. Garnham

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    DescriptionIt was hearing an early performance of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes that turned the young emigre writer and musician Hans Keller from psychology to music. Thereafter he became the composer's most fervent advocate, devoting to him a whole issue of Music Survey (the journal he edited with Donald Mitchell) and the first comprehensive book on his music (again edited with Mitchell). This volume is a selection of the best of his writings, dealing with Peter Grimesthrough to Death in Venice and the Third String Quartet. It also includes an illustrated study by A. M. Garnham of the extensive correspondence between Britten and Keller (most of it hitherto unknown), a reprint of the handbooks on The Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring (long out-of-print), and items from the Hans Keller Archive in the University of Cambridge. The book is illustrated with drawings from life by Milein Cosman.

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    Essays, Letters and Opera Guides
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans Keller, Edited by Christopher Wintle, Edited by A. M. Garnham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    ISBN 13: 9780956600752
    ISBN 10: 0956600751

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: AVGC6
    BISAC V2.8: MUS006000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    BISAC V2.8: MUS008000
    B&T Approval Code: A08205070
    DC22: 780/.92
    DC23: 780.92
    LC classification: ML410.B853 K35 2013
    Thema V1.0: AVS, AVLA
    Illustrations note
    35, 35 black & white illustrations, 35 black and white
    Plumbago Books and Arts
    Imprint name
    Plumbago Books and Arts
    Publication date
    19 September 2013
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    Review quote
    The most important publishing event (of the Britten centenary year) AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW, November 2013 This splendid volume is a timely reminder of Keller's forensic intellect and pungent style of writing, and is likely to be the most important written contribution to the centenary cornucopia. GRAMOPHONE, December 2013