As it turns out, Benjamin Britten would be turning 100 next year, so get ready to hear that name a lot more.
Now, a story that was told to me:
Long ago, Britten found a book of poetry and he based the "Ceremony of Carols" off it, kinda like Carl Orff and the Carmina Burana.
When Britten was fleeing Europe during WW2, he worked on the music during the boat trip. When he got to the States, they seized the sheet-music, thinking it was some kind of secret code.
I don't know how true the story is, but it's a good one. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Posted by Dr. Mila at 7:19 PM