Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Aldeburgh - downloads, broadcasts, films

The Aldeburgh Music Festival concludes this weekend , and there's still time to get there. But Aldeburgh functions all year round as a centre for music and the arts. The film above shows how the Festival came into being and why it's such a unique experience.

The website HERE has been updated so you can listen to downloads of music from this year's Festival for a month. Concerts will also be broadcast on BBC Radio3 from 24th June and can be heard online on demand. Thomas Ades today, Benjamin and Ravel on 25th (see review below). on 26th Susanna Mälkki conducts the excellent Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a programme that ranges from Haydn and Beethoven to Ligeti and Birtwistle. And check out youtube, where they are posting lots.

As you can see from the website, there's more to Aldeburgh than the festival. All year round there are things to listen to and do. Aldeburgh supports musicians and artists in many ways.
Plus of course the landscape, seascape and town itself, which so intimately link into Britten's music. So read the site and get a feel for Aldeburgh and its environs. It's definitely worth a trip, anytime.


Juliet said...

Thanks for posting this info and link.

The new facility to watch and listen to performances you haven't been able to attend is great.

I'm looking forward to the posting of Aimard's Collage.

Doundou Tchil said...

hello ! Somewhere in the Messiaen posts i've done over the last year (about 30) there is a photo of Messiaen and George Benjamin aged 16 but looking more like 6 ! I LOVED that Ravel, too, wow !