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Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

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Philip Brett’s groundbreaking writing on Benjamin Britten altered the course of music scholarship in the later twentieth century. This volume is the first to gather in one collection Brett’s searching and provocative work on the great British composer. Some of the early essays opened the door to gay studies in music, while the discussions that Brett initiated reinvigorated ...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published November 17th 2006 by University of California Press (first published 2006)
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Jan 19, 2015 Calum Burgess rated it it was amazing
Brett's works on Sexuality in Britten were a watershed in two senses; not only was Brett one of the first academics to tackle Britten's works, he was also arguably the very first to bring analysis of sexuality - particularly homosexuality - to the music academic sphere.

Within this book are a collection of writings, taken from a variety of sources - journals, edited books, papers and talks. The essays primarily focus on sexuality within Britten's Operas, but do occasionally stray to his other wo
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