International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Benjamin Britten in the Music Culture of the Soviet Union in the 1960s (to the 100th Anniversary of the Composer's Birth)
Alexander Rossinsky, Ekaterina Vorontsova

The period of the 1960-s was difficult and controversial. Former allies of the anti-Hitler coalition turned to be on different sides of the acute ideological struggle which nearly led to the world war. Tremendous work was carried by artists, musicians who united disparate peoples into the community calling for the universal values. The central place in such the sphere of music belongs to one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten. Together with the Soviet musicians he pushed the world back from the sharp ideological confrontation.

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