Great British Composer – Benjamin Britten Posted by Kate on May 23rd, 2013
This year it is the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Brittens’ birth which is being celebrated in style around Aldeburgh during 2012 and 2013. He loved his home town of Aldeburgh and the surrounding area of Suffolk. He once said ‘I belong at home – there – in Aldeburgh. I have tried to bring music to it in the shape of our local Festival; and all the music I write comes from it.’ Suffolk is a little off the usual tourist route which is all the more reason to include it in your tour of England or Britain as a whole. The regular Aldeburgh Festival, established by Britten in 1948, will run from 7 – 23 June.