John Bridcut is one of the contributors to Britten's Century, which considers various aspects of Britten's life and work. The book is written by biographers, performers and music critics. Here is a wealth of subject matter - Britten's operatic output, his orchestral works, his contribution to the revival of English song. Contributors include Michael Berkeley, Peter Parker, Alan Bennett, Dame Janet Baker, Ian Bostridge, Paul Kildea and Colin Matthews. John Bridcut's essay is 'Britten and the Race to the Finish', about which Helen Wallace, writing in BBC Music, commented: "it confirms him as the most intuitive writer on Britten today".