On this Island

Benjamin Britten

On this Island

Op. 11

About this work...

In the mid-'30s, shortly after the deaths of both his mother and his father in the same short span of time, Benjamin Britten joined the circle of artists clustered around the brilliant poet W.H. Auden. Generally disillusioned with British life, aesthetic tastes, and conventional morality, this group adopted a cynical o... read more