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Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 3

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 3: Midsummer Dreams Some of Shakespeare’s fantasies especially Midsummer Night’s Dream but other supernatural phenomena such as ghosts as well. Music – Wedding March from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Incidental Music. That music is so familiar that we often forget why it was written. Mendelssohn composed an Overture… Read more »

This tag: Britten

Britten and War – A Dedicated Pacifist

I ran this course at the City Lit on Sunday March 10th 2013 to celebrate the Britten Centenary and highlight his deep commitment to pacifism.  Below are copies of the handouts from the course and some additional material of general interest. Britten and War selected works Ballad for heroes text ADVANCE DEMOCRACY Still Falls the… Read more »

This tag: Britten

Britten and War

Britten and War at the City Lit Like his friend Tippett, Britten was a conscientious objector and like Tippett, war inspired some of his greatest works. In his centenary year we shall look at Britten’s attitude to war and listen to works it inspired.