About this book
Benjamin Britten, the greatest twentieth-century English composer and one of the outstanding musicians of his age, was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in 1913. This title follows Britten through school and college days, involvement with Auden Generation in 1930s and self-imposed wartime exile in America, to his emergence as a paradoxical figure.
A landmark biography of the great Lowestofian musician Benjamin Britten, published to celebrate the centenary of his birth. The East Anglian coast was a constant presence is his life and works, and he founded the Aldeburgh Festival in 1948. Powell is a Britten obsessive who lives in Suffolk.