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Journeying Boy: The Diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 Hardcover – 5 Nov 2009


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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber (5 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571238831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571238835
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 993,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can think of few other books that have given a more refreshing and enlightening picture of a personality one already thought familiar. Britten s youthful character leaps off every page, and one feels the whole milieu of artistic and musical London in the 1930s. it is just not a self-portrait of the composer as a young man, but a fascinating glimpse at an all-too-brief period of exciting discovery and innovation. --Patrick O Connor, Literary Review

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A revealing and intimate collection of diary entries from one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Aitken VINE VOICE on 14 Dec 2009
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Benjamin Britten kept a diary for ten years starting in his mid teens in 1928. From the immature writing of a schoolboy emerges a musician of maturity and it is in the juxtaposition of these two facets that a telling portrait emerges. Musically voracious with a dislike of Brahms and a keen interest in Wagner, Britten writes perceptively about music he has heard, about his teachers Ireland and Bridge while all this is interwoven throughout with tales of family life.

Having read the diaries I felt I understood much more about the fully fledged composer that was to later emerge and in many ways I think it brought me closer to an understanding of his musical genius. The diaries are well annotated and a great pleasure to read. I would recommend this to anyone with a knowledge or love of Britten's music.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Wilko on 21 Jan 2010
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A wonderfully detailed book. However, it is not the sort of book that you can dip in and out of because the notes are so detailed; you spend alot of the time flicking backwards and forwards from text to notes which requires concentration. Personally, I prefer a book to have the notes at the bottom of the page. Having said that if you are interested in classical music and particularly the British music scene of the 1930s, it is a mine of information and a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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