The curious case of Benjamin Britten
I'm very pleased to say that my shot of Aldeburgh beach at sunset has been published in the new issue of Landscape magazine for an article on composer Benjamin Britten.
He was born in Lowestoft and spent much of his life in Aldeburgh, the place which influenced a lot of his work, none more so than his opera Peter Grimes. He loved the suffolk coastline so much that in 1948 he launched the Aldeburgh festival and it would be held there every year in June.
Britten died in 1976 and is buried at the parish church in Aldeburgh.
This year was the centenary of his birth and the beach was the setting for the festival of the open-air opera of Peter Grimes, that same evening of the opera (unknown to me at the time) was the night i captured this shot.......