Friday, 11 June 2010

Aldeburgh Music 2010 starts today Britten Pears

The Aldeburgh Music Festival 2010 starts today. Every year, my pilgrimage. There is just so much to hear and do.  PLENTY about Aldeburgh (and Britten) on this site, so please keep coming back. I'll be going to lots.  Here's a summary of this year's Festival.  Major themes this year include: Peter Pears celebration, Pierre Boulez celebration, Music and Sensory Experience talks, plus lots of good music and other events.
This year's featured opera is George Benjamin's Into The Little Hill. Does it mark a complete change in style for the composer? I don't know, but it's excellent.. Paired with Luciano Berio's Recital 1 it should come over really well. Read about the London performance last year, which I attended. If you can't get to Aldeburgh, it's being repeated at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, in July.

Above is a good short about the Aldeburgh Festival, so watch it if you haven't been and see why it's so loved. Click on the labels at right for more on Britten and more on Aldeburgh.

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