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Peter Pears By Christopher Headington

Peter Pears
by Christopher Headington

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The tenor, Peter Pears, contributed to British musical life through his own singing, and as the inspiration of Benjamin Britten. This book describes Pears' life, his childhood and school days at Lancing College, his academic career at Oxford and his early professional work as a BBC singer.
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Peter Pears: A Biography by Christopher Headington

The English tenor, Peter Pears, made a unique contribution to British musical life, not only through his own singing, but as the inspiration and muse of his life-long companion Benjamin Britten, who created for Pears some of the greatest tenor roles in 20th century opera. This book describes Pears' life, his childhood and school days at Lancing College, his abortive academic career at Oxford and his early professional work as a member of the BBC singers. The first half of this book culminates in Pears' meeting with Britten in the 1930s, a relationship consolidated during their wartime years in America, and by the fruitfulness of their artistic collaboration which resulted in several extraordinary song cycles and a number of inspirational roles on the stage including Grimes in "Peter Grimes", Captain Vere in "Billy Budd" and Aschenbach in "Death in Venice".

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GOR007108604
Peter Pears: A Biography by Christopher Headington
Christopher Headington
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Faber & Faber
1992-05-26
320
0571153623
9780571153626
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