A bit hyped. Technically brilliant. Left me a bit cold.
Britten always reminds me of home. His musical language paints the world in colours I recognise as real. The early stuff of his is fascinating. It’s as though he’s writing in the style that everyone expects him to because that’s what’s everyone else is writing. I hear Sinfonia da Requiem as strangely lavish in its scoring – rich and romantic-sounding.