Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
18, 1875 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Ailing composer works on music for festival By GEOFFREY MILLER ALDEBURGH, England (AP) Benjamin Britten, a Semi-invalid after heart sur- gery, is composing new music for the 1975 Aldeburgh Festi- val as usual. The Aldeburgh Festival would not be the same with- out it. The little East Anglian fishing town, with its pebble beach and old-world cottages, has become world famous through its festival built around the music of the com- poser who lives there. Britten became ill in 1973, when his opera Death in Ve- nice was given its world pre- miere at the festival, and was unable to conduct it. It was the first time he had not par- ticipated in the festival since it was inaugurated in 1947. The 61-year-old composer is not listed among this year's performers. Because of his health, he has to restrict his activities. But as always, Aldeburgh and its summer visitors will be the first to hear a new Britten suite for or- chestra, based on English folk tunes. He has also composed Can- ticle No. 5, a setting of T. S. Eliot's poem The Death of St. for the 1975 festi- val. But his old collaborator, tenor Peter Pears, plans to try this out elsewhere in ad- vance, possibly during a tour of Germany, so it will not be billed as a world premiere. Britten always shunned the limelight in his seaside re- treat. Since his illness his life has been quieter than ever. He seldom leaves his house, except occasionally to hear music at Snape, the next vil- lage along the road which tra- ditionally plays a part in the. Aldeburgh Festival. For months after under- going his operation he could not face the strain of com- posing. Now he works for an hour in the morning and sometimes again in the after- noon. "There is a limit to what can be expected from his a member of Britten's staff said. "So he tries to his energy for com- posing." Britten joked about it in a talk with Alan Blyth of The Times. "Writing even a bar or two is quite a he said. "Physically I find it hard to get to the top of a large so the flutes and piccolos tend to get left out." Britten's friends say he is worried because he cannot do more for the festival. Pears and festival manager William Servaes have talked over the 1975 program with him, and plans for the festival SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE BLACK WINDMILL" starring Michael Caine and Donald Pleasence. Tuesday. Wednesday, February 18, 19. Tuesday show at p.m. ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE PAPER CHASE" in color. Tuesday, Wednesday, February Tuesday show at p.m. ADULT. TABER Tower Theatre Double Feature: "THE SISTERS" and THEY CALL HER ONE Tuesday, February 18. One comp- lete show at p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. 747 JUMBO SIGHTSEEING CRUISER WITH STEWARDESS Eullfl HdUiy Sill t BMUl SltClll. Las Vegas and Palm Springs. 9 days..............'........................ AS LOW AS FlOrUl, DIlMY World, D.C. TOUr. 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MlllCI StKM. San Francisco. Brand Canyon, Las Vegas Included. 16 days. June 7 ASLOWAS M31 4. San Diego, Tijuana, Grand Canyon, Las Veges. 16 ASLOWAS S331 tan IHwr, tmtto MM Prtlk Cm) Cnta. interior B.C., 15 days. June 28. (Includes ship accomodatlons city tours. "Worlds only Airline on the Ground" NORTHERN BUS TOURS Exotic International Tours College Mall Phone CANADA TRAVEL LCTHBRIDOB Phone 329-3336 are complete. It is set to run from June 6 to 23. Aldeburgh, which has a pop- ulation of has always tried to preserve the village community spirit in its festival. Music is given in the parish'church and the town's Jubilee Hall, at the Mailings in Snape and in the historic 15th century church at nearby Blythburgh. Musicians engaged for this year include singers Victoria de Los Angeles and Janet Baker, pianist Clifford Curzon and harpist Ossian Ellis. As usual, local choirs will play a big part. Britten and his friends try to make it a cultural occa- sion, with other things on of- fer besides music. In the past they have organ- ized archeological outings, with visitors taking part in the digging and an expert guiding them. This year it is the 200th an- niversary of novelist Jane Austen's birth. So they are having a concert at the Ju- bilee Hall with all the music mentioned in her novels and glasses of wine for the au- dience. "We hope it will be a little bit like one of Jane Austen's drawing a festival spokesman said. Actress displays friendship ROME (Reuter) French actress Maria Schneider, 21, has voluntarily entered a Rome psychiatric hospital to be near a friend from the United States, hospital sources said Monday. Miss Schneider, who starred with Marlon Brando in the film Last Tango in Paris, demanded entry to the clinic under an Italian law which gives those who declare themselves mentally disturb- ed the right to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. She did so when her friend, named by the sources as Joan Patricia Townsend, 28, was taken there after police said they found her wandering around Rome airport in a dis- tressed state. Police said she was trying to leave Italy after a row with Miss Schneider. By RICK BRAY OTTAWA (CP) "I never thought I'd be a radio station said Anno Nooki- guak. The young Eskimo broad- caster is returning from Mon- treal to the eastern Arctic to take charge of the CBC radio station at Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. In Montreal, he had been working on Eskimo-language radio and television broad- casts aimed at the native audience in the North. He described his year and a half there as useful experience, although he did not enjoy liv- ing in the city. "I'm the type of person who likes to be in the wide-open he said. Mr. Nookiguak spent about six of his 26 years following his father's profession as a heavy equipment operator before joining the CBC as a radio announcer and operator at Frobisher Bay in 1973. 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