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Piper, Myfanwy

Overview
Works: 193 works in 595 publications in 4 languages and 6,949 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Biography  Film adaptations  Manuscripts 
Roles: Librettist, Compiler, Other, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: M1500.B827, 782.1
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posthumous Publications by Myfanwy Piper, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Myfanwy Piper
 
Most widely held works by Myfanwy Piper
The turn of the screw : op. 54, an opera in a prologue and two acts by Benjamin Britten ( )
42 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and German and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death in Venice : an opera in two acts, op. 88 by Benjamin Britten ( )
29 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the grandeur and shabbiness of Venice in the grip of disease. Portrays the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive and self-devouring pursuit of beauty in the form of the boy Tadzio leads him to humiliation and death
Turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin Britten's 1955 opera of Henry James' 1898 novella concerns the demonic possession of two children by a formerly alive governess and butler. Or maybe it's not. What first appears to be a stock ghost story about the struggle between good and evil takes on complex meanings through the medium of Britten's eerie music. The opera is divided into sixteen scenes, fifteen variations on one nine-measure "Screw" theme, so called in part because of its powerful delineation of mounting tension--Peter Bates
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Wingrave : an opera in two acts, op. 85 by Benjamin Britten ( )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Wingrave by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Wingrave: Opera in Two Acts, op.85. Libretto: Myfanwy Piper / Six Hölderlin Fragments: Song-cycle for tenor and piano, op.61 / The Poet's Echo: Song-cycle for soprano and piano, op.76. Text: A.Puschkin
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Turn of the Screw: Opera in Two Acts and a Prologue, op.54. Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
The turn of the screw Die Drehung der Schraube : Oper in einem Prolog und zwei Akten ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 1990 production of the English-language opera composed by Benjamin Britten, adapted from the classic Henry James story of a governess and ghosts. The opera was first performed in 1954
Owen Wingrave by Benjamin Britten ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film "shot entirely on location, [in which] the story is updated from Edwardian times to the 1950's, establishing a connection with World War II."--Container
The turn of the screw; opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten ( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Wingrave Hölderlin fragments ; The poet's echo by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reynolds Stone by Myfanwy Piper ( Book )
5 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sea poems by Myfanwy Piper ( Book )
4 editions published between 1944 and 1946 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turn of the screw, op. 54 by Benjamin Britten ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Wingrave a television opera ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on a story by Henry James, Britten's Owen Wingrave was commissioned by he BBC as a television opera ... Reflecting Britten's own deeply-held pacifist beliefs, the opera's central character is a young man from an impeccable military background, whose rejection of violence and war leads him into a family conflict with a bitter and tragic conclusion"--Container
What the old man does is always right : a children's opera in one act by Alun Hoddinott ( )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death in Venice opera in due atti, op. 88 by Benjamin Britten ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Apollonian appreciation of beauty leads to a sensous response and to the Dionysiac abyss in Britten's last opera. ... 'Aschenbach is destroyed physically by the plague, spiritually by an ifatuation for the boy Tadizio that is ultimately a betrayal of his lifelong devotion to an ordered beauty, free from the excesses of unbridled passion'"--Container
 
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Evans, Mary 1911-1997 Frueherer Name
Evans, Mary Myfanwy
Evans, Mary Myfanwy, 1911-1997
Evans, Myfanwy 1911-1997 Frueherer Name
Evans Piper, Myfanwy 1911-1997
Piper, Mary Myfanwy
Piper, Mary Myfanwy, 1911-1997
Piper, Myfanwy Evans 1911-1997
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