Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Michael Crawford on Benjamin Britten

Quoting Michael Crawford the other day led me to this video.

It is historically interesting, in that it shows him as a teenager in the premiere of Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde at Orford church in 1958. And the tribute Crawford pays to Britten is moving.

Britten and boys. Britten and boys.

I don't think it would have been a shock to anyone if the composer's centenary year in 2013 had been the spur for disturbing revelations, but none came.

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