The music of Britten, with David Temple

Friday, December 4, 2020

We discuss Crouch End Festival Chorus's recording of Saint Nicolas and A Ceremony of Carols

On this week's Gramophone podcast, Editor Martin Cullingford is joined by the founder and Music Director of the Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Temple, to explore the music of Benjamin Britten. His new album, released on the Signum Classics label, features Saint Nicolas and A Ceremony of Carols, both early works from the composer. What made Britten such an extraordinary composer for voices, and what role did his belief in community music play in his work?

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