Faber & Faber - Benjamin Britten: A Documented Life
Benjamin Britten: A Documented Life
In the second of our specially commissioned podcasts to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, we look at some of the evidence that later writers and musicians have to work with when they come to assess Britten the musician and the man. He was a notorious hoarder - tens of thousands of letters, manuscripts, draft manuscripts, annotated scores. He seldom tore things up and proved to be a brilliant archivist. Contributing to this podcast are author and film-maker John Bridcut and composer Colin Matthews.