Britten. Pears. Michelangelo.

Continuing with the LGBT History Month theme today, here is a performance uniting composer Benjamin Britten with his life partner, the tenor Peter Pears performing Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (from Tokyo in 1956!).

Here’s the link to Part 2.  The Foundation in charge of Britten’s legacy is actually called The Britten-Pears Foundation, showing how closely their life work and legacies are linked.

If it’s more Britten you’re looking for, remember you can hear his spooky chamber opera The Turn of the Screw in its entirety here.


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