Tag Archives: Benjamin Britten

ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017

ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017 Frank Bridge Cello Sonata etc. at the West Malling International Festival of Music, reviewed by STUART MILLSON ‘Music is always important but even more so in difficult times. It brings people together to share what is … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 17, 2015

ENDNOTES, July 17, 2015 In this edition: BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival * New Nielsen symphony cycle from Chandos Had the homesick Benjamin Britten, during his early wartime sojourn in North America, not discovered a volume of … Continue reading

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War Requiem

Benjamin Britten, War Requiem, Royal Albert Hall, Sunday 10th November: Semyon Bychkov, conductor, Sabina Cvilak, soprano, Allan Clayton, tenor, Roderick Williams, baritone, BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus, Crouch End Festival Chorus, The Choristers of Westminster Abbey Britten told … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES – Great Britten remembered

Great Britten remembered Benjamin Britten, A Life in the Twentieth Century Paul Kildea, Allen Lane, 660 pps, hb, £30 This year, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Benjamin Britten is being commemorated, and I doubt that there is … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES – Letter from Aldeburgh

ENDNOTES Letter from Aldeburgh STUART MILLSON reports on Peter Grimes at the Aldeburgh Festival Dear Ben, I can feel the special magic that the Festival instils into music, country side, sea side and people! And it is all because Peter … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES: Sir Hubert Parry and Season Songs

ENDNOTES Sir Hubert Parry and Season Songs STUART MILLSON Elgar is usually credited as the progenitor of the English musical renascence, and it is certainly the case that his Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius placed our music on … Continue reading

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Overture for the 2013 English Music Festival

English Music Festival begins the year with curtain-raiser of rare gems The Orchestra of St. Paul’s, conductor, Ben Palmer at St. John’s, Smith Square, London. 28th February 2013 STUART MILLSON Before a note was played at February’s English Music Festival … Continue reading

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“I am native – rooted here…”

“I am native, rooted here…” STUART MILLSON offers a centenary appreciation of the life and works of Benjamin Britten The River Alde is one of the most beautiful river landscapes in England. From the quay at the Snape Maltings, at which … Continue reading

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