A Musical Eye: The Visual World of Britten and Pears
Author(s): Judith Legrove
Edition: Limited Editions
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Artist's Choice Editions
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 180
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour
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A Musical Eye: The Visual World of Britten and Pears considers the importance of art and design in the lives of composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and tenor Peter Pears (1910-1986).
The book is illustrated with more than 200 works from the Britten Pears Foundation based at The Red House in Aldeburgh. As well as chapters discussing Britten and Pears as patrons and the development of their art collection, there are chapters on costumes and scenery for Britten’s operas and also Britten’s musical compositions for thirty two films, including Night Mail. There is also a comprehensive Checklist of over 300 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures in the collection with details including size, medium, date and purchase price.
Limited Edition of 648 copies