Faber & Faber - Benjamin Britten: Britten and Boys
Benjamin Britten: Britten and Boys
The third programme in our series of Britten podcasts looks at perhaps the most controversial aspect of Britten’s biography – the sequence of relationships he had throughout his life with adolescent boys. The principal guest in this instalment is John Bridcut, who produced a documentary and subsequently wrote a book entitled ‘Britten’s Children’. Also featuring here is Colin Matthews who tells us about the reservations he had with Britten’s score for ‘Death in Venice’, some of them to do with its seemingly overt autobiographical character.