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Peter Grimes

Arnold Whittall

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in a prologue and three acts, op.33, by benjamin Britten to a libretto by montagu Slater after george Crabbe’s poem The Borough; London, Sadler’s Wells, 7 June 1945.

Despite the difficulties attending the composition and production of Paul Bunyan (1941), his first fully musical work for the stage, Britten was soon contemplating a more ambitious operatic project. In the summer of 1941, while visiting California with Britten, Peter Pears bought a copy

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