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Benjamin Britten and Russia

  • Author: Pyke, Cameron
The book is fascinating for its insights into politics as much as into musical matters including the Russians' influence on Britten and he on the Russians More…

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Contents

  • Earliest and lifelong Russophilia
  • Britten and Shostakovich, 1934-63
  • Britten and Prokofiev
  • Britten and Stravinsky
  • Hospitality and politics
  • Pushkin and performance
  • Dialogues of war and Death, 1963-76
  • Final assessment
  • Appendix I: Letter from Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, 16 May 2010
  • Appendix II: Interview with Alan Brooke Turner CMG [1926-2013], London, 24 September 2009
  • Appendix III: Interview with Keith Grant, London, 25 September 2009
  • Appendix IV: Interview with George, Earl of Harewood [1923-2011], Harewood House, Leeds, 13 March 2009
  • Appendix V: Interview with Lilian Hochhauser, London, 24 November 2011
  • Appendix VI: Interview with Victor Hochhauser CBE, London, 4 November 2009
  • Appendix VII: Letter from Sir Charles Mackerras CH [1925-2010], 26 January 2010
  • Appendix VIII: Interview with Dr. Donald Mitchell CBE, London, 11 August 2008
  • Appendix IX: Interview with Sir John Morgan KCMG [1929-2012], London, 16 March 2012
  • Appendix X: Interview with Gennady Rozhdestvensky, 4 December 2014
  • Appendix XI: Interview with Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, Shostakovich Centre, Paris, 31 March 2009
  • Appendix XII: Letter from Boris Tishchenko [1939-2010], 21 May 2008
  • Appendix XIII: Interview with Oleg Vinogradov, 8 September 2010
  • Appendix XIV: Interview with Galina Vishnevskaya, Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, Moscow, 11 June 2010
  • Appendix XV: Letters from Dmitri Smirnov [b. 1948] and Elena Firsova [b. 1950], 13 January 2015
  • Appendix XVI: Letter from Vladislav Chernushenko, 22 April 2015
  • Appendix XVII: Britten's volumes of Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works
  • Bibliography