The Golden Era Recorded Music project meets tonight, Wed, Jan 29, from 7 to 8 pm at THE LISTENING PLACE, 21 Thomson Ave, GF. For those new to the program, the GOLDEN ERA started in 1948 with the introduction of the long-playing (LP) record and lasted until its nominal funeral in 1988. This 40 year span spawned a huge ocean of music on vinyl from every culture of our Blue Boat Home. . . . and we cast our net into this ocean every Wednesday to haul in musical beauty from EVERYWHERE.
This week's program is "The Fourth B":
"Benjamin Britten's mother was 'determined that he should be a great musician,' recalls his childhood friend Basil Reeve. 'Quite often we would talk about the 3 B's . . . Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, and the fourth B was Britten.'" So begins Humphrey Carpenter's book, "Benjamin Britten: A Biography." Guest host Steve Sullivan presents three important works by the man who was called "the greatest English composer since Henry Purcell." Join Steve for the the music of Benjamin Britten, "The Fourth B."
Choice cookies, coffee and tea are served. Free.