David Attenborough in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh - 1970

from Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster, page 207:


I went down to Aldeburgh during the recording of the production.  There was a starry cast – Peter Pears as General Wingrave, Benjamin Luxon as Owen and Janet Baker as Kate.  Britten took the English Chamber Orchestra through the intricacies of the score …   more >>

cite as

David Attenborough, Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster (London, 2009), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459204269146 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh


David Attenborough
naturalist, TV presenter, TV producer

Listening to

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Owen Wingrave
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Benjamin Luxon, Dame Janet Baker

Experience Information

Date/Time 1970
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public


'Owen Wingrave' had been commissioned by the BBC for TV.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:31:09 +0100
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 12:13:30 +0100