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    Benjamin Britten composed Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (op. 22) in 1940 during his sojourn in America. It's the first song cycle devoted to his partner Peter Pears. Britten had chosen Michelangelo sonnets number XVI, XXXI, ***, LV, XXXVIII, XXXII and XXIV. Perhaps it is no coincidence that six...
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    I'd just like to say thank you for all the wonderful music. I'm sorry that your personal life has been so widely analyzed since your passing: I'm sure you would have been mortified. (I'm still waiting for the book on "Benjamin Britten: middle-class Englishman" -- that was far more a part of...
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