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Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich at Aldeburgh Festival

Britten, Shostakovich, Mozart, Widmann **** Belcea Quartet, Jörg Widmann, Piotr Anderszewski, Snape Maltings Benjamin Britten’s spirit haunts Snape Maltings just as the ghosts of his final opera Death in Venice haunt his Third String Quartet. Resignation and isolation are etched into its … Continue reading

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Round Britten: the operas on disc

Last week, I finally got my hands on the new 50 pence piece the Royal Mint issued to commemorate Britten’s centenary, inscribed with lyrics from his ‘Serenade for tenor, horn and strings’. It’s appearance in my sticky paws is nearly … Continue reading

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Stunning Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach

Britten: Peter Grimes ***** Aldeburgh Beach, 19th June 2013 For a nation frequently used to summers which last a mere fortnight (sometimes located in April) we’re awfully keen on staging performances in the great outdoors, be it theatre in Regents … Continue reading

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