Aldeburgh Festival – Europe’s most interesting music Festival?

Previously to Glyndebourne we spent several days at the superb Aldeburgh Festival, one of the great music festivals in the world, of course created by and celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten, though these days the program is much more eclectic. We have:

  • Walked through the marshes led by old friend Andrew Neill
  • Staying in a comfortable but old fashioned waterfront hotel overlooking the endless shingle beach
  • Marvellous recital in the superb Maltings concert hall with Ian Bostridge singing Schubert’s Winterreise with Thomas Ades
  • Also at the Maltings, a semi-staged production of Brittens’ TV opera Owen Wingrave, based on the strange rather unconvincing ghost tale by Henry James
  • Inspected the fascinating collection of Britten memorabilia at the Red House museum

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