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Book Review: The Middle of Life: Vocal Works of Benjamin Britten 1953-1958

McMahon, Paul


As one of the most significant and versatile composers of the twentieth century, Benjamin Britten's vocal output provides a wealth of musical delights for performers, audiences and scholars. Exploring a fertile period of the composer's career from 1953-58 in which he produced, amongst others, the cycle Winter Words (Op. 52) 1953 and Canticle III: Still falls the Rain (Op. 55) 1954, this article reviews a distinguished new recording produced under the auspices of Cantus Music...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Review
Source: Journal of Musicology
DOI: 10.1080/08145857.2019.1700596


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