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Humphrey Burton

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Britten 100: An Aldeburgh Centenary Diary

The most intensive period of music-making I’ll ever experience, celebrating the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten in and around his home town, ended on Sunday. I’m an Aldeburgh resident and I...

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Sir Colin Davis: 'He simply knew how Mozart should go'

Colin was an enormous influence in my youth and I’d like to share some memories of those days. It was over 60 years ago, on a Sunday afternoon in May 1952, that  I attended a concert performance...

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