The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion

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Index
Albert Herring Op. 39, 98—117, 161
and Billy Budd137 n.19, 138 n.21, 143
critical reception 100—1, 115
Crozier, Eric 98—103, 109, 115
and Curlew River251
and Death in Venice109
Forster, E. M. 133
and The Little Sweep125, 126 n.17, 128—9
Maupassant, Guy de 98, 101—2, 103—4, 108—9, 112—13, 116
and A Midsummer Night's Dream236
and Noye's Fludde214, 216
and Owen Wingrave109, 277, 283
and Paul Bunyan21, 30—1 n.21
Pears, Peter 102
and Peter Grimes98, 101, 103, 104, 111, 114—15, 116
and The Prodigal Son266
and The Rape of Lucretia97, 98, 101, 104, 114, 116
and The Turn of the Screw109, 200, 208—9
Aldeburgh 5, 10, 45, 183
Aldeburgh Festival 20, 37, 76, 100, 118, 161, 212, 224—5, 246, 247, 258, 265, 333, 336, 338
Amis, John 206
Ashton, Frederick 99, 310, 316
Auden, W. H.
Britten, Benjamin relationship with 2—3, 16, 18—20, 23—5, 33—4, 36—8, 133, 274, 279, 294—5, 299, 332—4
'The Composer' 40
'Fish in the Unruffled Lakes' 34—5 n.28
on art and the artist 26, 38—9, 302 n. 14, 334
'Our Hunting Fathers' 35, 334 n.28
Paul Bunyan, libretto 2, 31—4
'Underneath an Abject Willow' 34, 268, 333, 333 n.21
Baker, Janet 164, 285, 338
Barthes, Roland 326
Bernstein, Leonard 337—8
Billy Budd Op. 50, 10, 132—59, 164, 194 n.27, 325, 339
and Albert Herring137 n.19, 138 n.21, 143
and The Burning Fiery Furnace261, 261—2 n. 42
Crozier, Eric 133—6, 138, 142 n.34, 146
and Curlew River251, 257
and Death in Venice298
Forster, E. M. 133—6, 138—9, 142—8, 153—7, 159
and Gloriana166, 167, 172, 174, 177—9, 180
'interview chords' 10, 150—3, 229, 288, 325
and The Little Sweep129, 129 n.23
Melville, Herman 133—6, 139—50, 152—6, 167, 174
and A Midsummer Night's Dream228, 229, 236
and Noye's Fludde214, 214 n.5, 216, 219
and Owen Wingrave276, 277, 279, 280—1, 285, 286, 288, 293
and Paul Bunyan29
Pears, Peter 135, 136
and Peter Grimes135—6, 137 n.19, 142 n.29, 144, 145, 146, 158
Plomer, William 133 n.7, 154
and The Prodigal Son268 n.57
and The Rape of Lucretia78, 86—7, 136, 138 n.21, 143—4
and The Turn of the Screw188, 191, 192, 196, 200, 208—11
Blades, James 259 n.39
Blake William
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience118, 122, 129—31
see also The Little Sweep
Bowman, James 293, 312
Brannigan, Owen 212
Brett, Philip 6, 15—16, 98, 57—8, 58 n.48, 73, 317, 318, 332 n.17

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  • The Operas of Benjamin Britten - Expression and Evasion *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgements vii
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  • Abbreviations x
  • 1 - Introduction *
  • 2 - Paul Bunyan *
  • 3 - Peter Grimes *
  • 4 - The Rape of Lucretia *
  • 5 - Albert Herring *
  • 6 - The Little Sweep *
  • 7 - Billy Budd *
  • 7 - Billy Budd *
  • 8 - Gloriana *
  • 9 - The Turn of the Screw *
  • 10 - Noye's Fludde *
  • 11 - A Midsummer Night's Dream *
  • 12 - The Church Parables *
  • 13 - Owen Wingrave *
  • 14 - Death in Venice *
  • 15 - Conclusion *
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