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This review is from: Benjamin Britten: A Biography (Paperback)
Humphrey Carpenter, ably assisted by the Britten Estate, has produced a thorough, readable and balanced account of Britten's eventful life. There is no deification of the man here, nor does Carpenter lose sight of the fascinating, attractive and genial qualities of the 20th Century's finest composer. There is little more to be said: there are many fine books on Britten, but any real study of the man's life and motivations begins here and ends here. Splendid!