Tag Archives: Benjamin Britten

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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