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Britten composition discovered after 69 years

Mercredi, Mars 1, 2006 - 08:40
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Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten

A till now lost Britten composition was found back by film maker John Mappleback in Great Britain after a 15 year search. In 1937 Benjamin Britten composed the "Roman Wall Blues" for a live radio documentary on a text by W. Auden. The piece is about a bored Roman soldier at Hadrian's Wall, on the border of Scotland and England. After a casual conversation with a 99 year old former employee of the Bank of England, the music turned up again. In this year's Aldeburgh Festival the "Roman Wall Blues" will be heard again for the first time since 1937. [source: The Guardian]

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