concert for Britten
for Alan and Jack
The English composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk and lived for more than 20 years in Aldeburgh, 56 miles south on the coast. Britten was a co-founder of The Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts. When things got to busy for Britten in Aldeburgh he fled to compose in his little cottage in Horham, 25 miles inland. East Anglia was a very important source of inspiration for Britten.
„Suffolk, with its rolling, intimate countryside; its heavenly Gothic churches, big and small; its marshes, with those wild sea-birds; its grand ports and its little fishing villages. I am firmly rooted in this glorious county,” said Britten in 1951. (Source BBC)