R.I.P. Philip Langridge

Sadly, British tenor Philip Langridge passed away last night at the age of seventy.

Today’s papers don’t seem to have published any obituaries, but I’ll link to some when they become available. For myself, suffice it to say that the epiphanic moment of understanding, when the qualities of the operatic works of Benjamin Britten suddenly became luminously clear, was solely due to the artistry of Philip Langridge.

I’m listening now to his remarkable recording, with the late Richard Hickox, of Britten’s Death inVenice.


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  1. heatherroche

     /  March 7, 2010

    very sad indeed…


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