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Benjamin Britten Didn't Want To Do Young Boys, He Wanted To Be Them
Paul Griffiths: "Meanwhile, the tide of performances and critical studies goes on confirming how deeply his music was affected by his irresoluble personal quandary: the wish to be forever a boy among boys. ... Britten's desire for youth and innocence, to possess them not sexually but in his own being, became, though impossible in life, the source of an abundant creativity."
Los Angeles Times 03/10/13
Posted March 13, 2013 12:48 AM
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