Title

An Empire Built on Shingle: Britten, the English Opera Group, and the Aldeburgh Festival

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Title

Benjamin Britten Studies: Essays on An Inexplicit Art

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Britten’s post-war years began an interval in which his energies were almost exclusively focused on building both an empire and the environs in which a living and vital musical establishment could flourish outside London. During the ten years immediately following Peter Grimes Britten not only composed seven of his nine full-scale operas, he also devoted himself to the founding of both the English Opera Group (EOG, 1946–47) and the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (AFMA, 1947–48).

Comments

This chapter was originally published in Benjamin Britten Studies: Essays on An Inexplicit Art, Justin Vickers and Vicki P. Stroeher, Editors; The Boydell Press: 2017.

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