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Price: $700.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

 Autographed and inscribed 3” x 5” original double-weight photograph of the British composer busy at work in his studio at the Red House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.  The photograph is signed with a white grease pencil. 

 

Britten and Pears moved to their home, The Red House in 1957 and he lived there for the rest of his life.  A modern studio was built for him in the hayloft of the former barn for the composer to work in peace.  The operas, “Billy Budd” (revised version), “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, “Owen Wingrave” and “Death in Venice” were written there.  Also, “War Requiem”, “Cantata Academica”, 3rd Sting Quartet, the three Cello Suites and “Phaedra” are some of the better known works written in this room.

 

One of the more unusual and impressive images of Britten at work.  Unlike most photographs Britten signed, this is a whole tone original and not printed photograph.

 

           BENJAMIN BRITTEN - COMPOSER
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