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Why Isn't Britten In The Pantheon Of The Greatest Composers?
"His unfailingly accessible, straightforwardly beautiful music, like that of Aaron Copland, his opposite number in America, is widely - if by no means universally - thought [by critics] to be too 'easy' to be great. But there's more to it than that. Throughout his life and to this day, Britten's reputation has risen and fallen for reasons that have at least as much to do with his complex personality."
The Wall Street Journal 02/01/13
Posted February 1, 2013 12:58 AM
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