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Benjamin Britten: shedworker

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 21, 2015 01:05 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Apr 20, 2015

As regular readers will have surmised, the Shedworking staff has been on holiday for a bit, sunning itself around the Suffolk riviera. One particularly exciting trip was to Aldeburgh and The Red House, the home of composer Benjamin Britten (whose shedworking we have covered briefly previously ) and his partner singer Peter Pears. It's a fantastic place with a marvellous interactive museum/gallery, but we were most delighted with Britten's first floor studio where he composed major works including the War Requiem and Missa Brevis in D. This was a former barn/hayloft which was rebuilt by the famous architect HT Cadbury-Brown in the late 1950s. It has great light and views of the orchard and countryside as well as a very pleasant feel.   "It is a lovely house, with a big garden all round," said Britten of his home, "and I've made myself a nice remote studio where I can bang away to my heart's content." The studio features Britten's Steinway plus his desk, other shedworking furniture and knickknacks. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. -------------------------------------------------------------------- - Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .






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