Benjamin Britten’s Centenary

This year is the centenary of English composer Benjamin Britten, so now is an appropriate time to discover some of Britten’s amazing works. The above – an interlude originally from the opera Peter Grimes – is one of my favourites, and if you failed to be moved by this, then you do not have a soul – fact. There’s a whole load of things going on this year, performances and new biographies, and such a landmark year prompts much discussion of his legacy. Listen to some of his music here, if you’re of a classical persuasion.

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Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

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