A hallmark of Benjamin Britten's compositions is his use of boys' voices - the music he wrote for and about children has a special resonance.
John Bridcut interweaves discussion of this compelling music with tender and balanced accounts of the composer's intense friendships with adolescent boys.
He explores how these relationships helped Britten maintain links with his own happy childhood and the profound influence they had on him.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/06/2007
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9780571228409