Saturday, September 18, 2010

First Impressions, part II

For your weekend enjoyment, a few first impressions via YouTube...

The first 4 videos that appear after searching for "Henry Purcell" on YouTube:

Incidentally, number 3 is one of my favorite pieces that he wrote - partly because I love the poem so much.

The first 4 videos that come up when searching for "Benjamin Britten" on YouTube:

Funny that YouTube and I share the same first impression of Britten...Number 4 is a fascinating documentary most definitely worth checking out.

What were your first impressions of Purcell and Britten? What were the first times you experienced their music?

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