Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Great Regulars: With Peter Grimes, Billy Budd and Death in Venice,

[Benjamin] Britten made opera a British art, and countless other works made it possible to hold up our musical heads after three centuries of under-achievement. How high we can hold them remains a matter of dispute; for me he has never quite stood alongside the best of his time.

from Bryan Appleyard: from The Sunday Times: Look, Stranger: Lives of Britten


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