RECENT: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Baritone Bryan Drake was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 7 October 1925 and died in Aldeburgh, UK on 25 December 2001. He emigrated to the UK at the start of his career, where he became known for his roles in Britten's three Church Parables - The Traveller in Curlew River (1964), The Abbot and The Astrologer in The Burning Fiery Furnace (1966) and The Elder Son in The Prodigal Son (1968).
He sang with the Covent Garden Opera Company, Welsh National Opera, the English Opera Group, the Sadler's Wells New Opera Company and English National Opera, and at the end of his thirty year career he was Director of Opera at London's Royal College of Music and Voice Consultant to the Aldeburgh-based Britten-Pears School of Music.