The Red House, Aldeburgh – photo by Philip Vile used courtesy of the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Britten 100 website
This is a quick message to say that Good Morning Britten has been up to its neck in a house move over the last month or so, which explains the lack of posts on the site recently.
I wanted first of all to thank all the visitors to the site thus far, but also to assure you that during the month of May – now I’m settling in! – I intend to wrap up the journey through Britten’s works and recordings.
We have the last few published works to look forward to in Listening to Britten, but just before the end I will be returning to works from much earlier in Britten’s career, appraising newly recorded or released items such as the Miniature Suite for string quartet, The Ascent of F6 and a recording of Britten’s incidental music for Stratton that I finally found for sale.
Added to this are a couple more interviews – the oboist and conductor Nicholas Daniel, tenor Ben Johnson and artist Jane Mackey will feature here – and much more of Britten on Record, listening to recordings taken either from Decca’s recently released Britten the Performer box set, or from the extremely intriguing BBC Legends discs from the late 1990s that focussed on Britten as conductor and pianist.
So as you see there is still plenty more to enjoy – and I hope you will remain with me on the last leg of the journey!
And as one journey ends then another will start – with another composer coming into view as June begins…