Benjamin Britten’s Literary Connections

A photo of Benjamin Britten and his friend W.H. Auden

Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden

The 3rd Floor of Regenstein Library is playing host to a single case exhibit on Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) as part of a larger campus celebration of the centennial of Britten’s birth.  This exhibit focuses on Britten’s literary connections, highlighting the links between music and literature seen in his work.  Over his career Britten set many poetic works to music including work by Edith Sitwell, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen and Britten’s personal friend W.H. Auden.  This exhibit displays excerpts from many of Britten’s work alongside the original texts from which they are adapted.  Also included are several works adapted from folk poems and short stories, including work by Guy de Maupassant.  The exhibit runs from November 1 through December 18, 2013. 

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