Friday, 29 November 2013

Maggie Hambling's 'Scallop' sculpture at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

I thought I'd post someone else's work for a change. This is a photograph I took on Monday the 25th of November of Maggie Hambling's 'Scallop' sculpture on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

At Snape we enjoyed two concerts during the Britten's final centennial celebrations. Firstly - the Kuss Quartet playing Schubert’s (15th) and Britten’s (3rd) last quartets. Absolutely marvellous.

Then a  concert including: Purcell’s (arranged by Britten) Chacony; 
Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and his Serenade for tenor, horn and strings 
and finally Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten. The performers were the Aldeburgh Strings with Allan Clayton (tenor), Richard Watkins (horn), and Markus Däunert as the director. This was a rivetting concert from beginning to end. The 'Bridge' piece by Britten was superlative in every away. Never heard a string ensemble quite like it.

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