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Listening to Britten – Death in Venice, Op.88

[title not known], from Death In Venice (1972) by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of the Tate Gallery. Death in Venice – Opera in two acts, Op.88 (December 1971 – March 1973, Britten aged 59) Dedication … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: Let the dreadful engines of eternal will

Now Until the Break of Day – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here Let the dreadful … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi, Op.86

The Tower of Fawley Church, Bucks, 1970 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of the BBC Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi, Op.86 – for countertenor, tenor, baritone and piano (12-22 January 1971, Britten aged 57) … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Tit for Tat

Painting (c) Brian Hogwood Tit for Tat – a collection of five revised songs, for voice and piano (originals from June 1928 – January 1931, all revised Summer 1968, Britten aged 54) 1 A Song of Enchantment 2 Autumn 3 … Continue reading

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