Britten Benjamin

Britten Benjamin

englischer Komponist, Dirigent und Pianist (1913-1976). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift und Notenzitat. Aldeburgh, Suffolk. 2 pp. Oblong-8vo. Printed letterhead.
$ 2,437 / 2.500 € (81396)

To Marshall Bean: „[…] I was awfully sorry to hear that you are ill – I hear you like my music. Here is a bit of War Requiem […]“ - Beiliegt: Originalphotographie, 180 : 220 mm.

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Britten, Benjamin

Komponist und Dirigent (1913–1976). Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit Unterschrift. ohne Ort und Datum. Quer-4to. 1 p. Notenpapier.
$ 2,437 / 2.500 € (81430)

Der Eröffnungstakt aus dem „Prologue“ von seiner Oper „Peter Grimes“ (Uraufführung 1945).

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Britten, Benjamin

composer (1913-1976). Autograph envelope. [Postmark: Suffolk. 157 x 110 mm.
$ 97 / 100 € (82745/BN54062)

Addressed to the Revd. Kenneth Sherlock, at the Orford Rectory, Woodbridge, Suffolk. - Stains around the stamp.

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Britten, Benjamin

English composer, conductor, and pianist (1913-1976). 8 autograph (7 lettercards and 1 letter) signed ("Ben"). Apparently Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Oblong (small) 8vo. 16 pages on 8 ff. All with printed letterhead.
$ 7,311 / 7.500 € (88203/BN58008)

Interesting, apparently unpublished correspondence detailing Britten's collaboration with the Revd. Kenneth Sherlock (1901-90), rector of St Bartholomew's Church, Orford, in Woodbridge, Suffolk, where all three "Parables for Church Performance" ("Curlew River", "The Burning Fiery Furnace", and "The Prodigal Son") were performed. Britten is very warm in tone to Sherlock and, in a number of letters, alludes to his declining health, which continued to deteriorate until his death in 1976. - 1) A somewhat philosophical letter about Russia, the Russian people and the human spirit generally and further mentioning a forthcoming tour of Germany and Austria.

2 pp. On headed paper ("The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk"). - The remainder on personalised correspondence cards. - 2+3) About Curlew River: "It was wonderful being able to do Curlew River in your wonderful church […] I'm just off to Holland, after having whizzed up north with Rostropovich […]"; "It is lovely that Curlew River can be back where it belongs in 1965!". - 4) Mentioning "The Prodigal Son": "All goes well here now - only a lot of patience is needed! Don't worry - somehow there will be a Prodigal Son in Orford Church in time! [...]". - 5) Thanking Sherlock for his support: "It is always a real joy for us to come and work in Orford Church - not least because of your own unfailing kindness and deep understanding of what we are trying to do [...]". - 6) "Peter and I are just off to USSR via London for a month or so, so I am afraid a meeting about next year will have to wait till September. But Stephen R. can in the meantime give you all our proposals for next year's Festival at Orford [...]". - 7) "I am here for a week or so (before going off to Helsinki, + to USSR again) [...]". - 8) "What a wonderful lot of flowers - how cheering to be reminded that spring and health will not be far away! I was very touched by them [...]". - Letter 1 shows slight separation to the lower fold; 2 to 8 in excellent condition..

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Britten, Benjamin

English composer, conductor, and pianist (1913-1976). Autograph and part-typed letter signed. Apparently Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Oblong small 8vo.
$ 536 / 550 € (88298/BN58139)

To Mr. Sherlock, thanking "for your good wishes for my birthday [...]". - On headed paper.

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Britten, Benjamin

Komponist (1913-1976). Zwei eigenh. musikalische Albumblätter mit Notenzitat (1 Takt) und U. O. O. u. D. Je 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Beide Bll. mit jeweils einem kleinen Portrait (Zeitungsausschnitt) und zusammen auf Untersatzkarton montiert.
$ 1,219 / 1.250 € (90244/BN59715)

Ein durch die zwei Bilder äußerst humorvolles Ensemble, das den Komponisten einmal nachdenklich vor dem Klavier und dann überlegend in die Tasten greifend zeigt.

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Britten, Benjamin

Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit Unterschrift.
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