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Listening to Britten – Funeral Blues

Britten and Auden, late 1930s (photograph courtesy of the Britten-Pears Foundation) Funeral Blues – song for voice and piano (17 June 1937, Britten aged 23) Dedication not known Text W.H. Auden Language English Duration 3′ Background and Critical Reception Funeral … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Johnny

W.H. Auden Johnny – cabaret song for voice and piano (5 May 1937, Britten aged 23) Dedication written for Hedli Anderson Text W.H. Auden Language English Duration 5′ Background and Critical Reception Johnny comes from the height of Britten and … Continue reading

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