Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Benjamin Britten concert piano returns to Red House

The return of the piano marks a
Great deals on musical instruments
A concert piano owned by renowned composer Benjamin Britten has returned to his Suffolk home as part of its redevelopment.

he property is undergoing a £4.7 million restoration project and the return of the piano to Red House, in Aldeburgh, has been regarded as a major "milestone" in the workings, the BBC reports.

It is one of two pianos that the composer used and it has now been placed back in the library - it will be winched into a recreation of the studio he wrote songs in during the 1950's

Keith Gosling, from the Britten Pears Foundation BPF, told the news provider: "We're a little nervous about the prospect of hoisting his piano. It's a delicate instrument and completely irreplaceable so we're taking our time and doing it very carefully."

He went on to add that the studio is a very special place of Red House as it is where Britten penned compositions between the late 1950s to the early 70's including the famous War Requiem.

The redevelopment has been aided by a £1.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with the BPF stumping up the rest of the costs.

Benjamin Britten provided music for a number of operas including Death in Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He lived at Red House from 1957 until his death in 1976.

Posted by SR.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801584962-ADNFCR Posted on 14 May 2013 13:08 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The third piece of software from Toontrack's run of Superior Drummer products, Superior Drummer 3 offers a whole range of brand new and enhanced features.

17 Aug 2017 12:23
thumbnail

Designed to complement the TR-08 Rhythm Composer, the Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler offers a plethora of exciting new sampling methods for live performances.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Use it in your bedroom or take it to the stage, Pioneer's DJM-750 MK2 DJ Mixer is equipped to handle the most demanding requirements of the modern day DJ.

3 Aug 2017 09:22
thumbnail

Using DSP technology and a selection of integrated profiles, SubZero's new range of digital speakers are able to adapt to a variety of different applications.

31 Jul 2017 12:00
thumbnail

Making a much-anticipated return, Yamaha's illustrious Tour Custom kits are penned to cater to the working drummer in need of a sturdy and reliable workhorse.

14 Jul 2017 12:02
thumbnail

The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design

23 Jun 2017 10:23

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.

16 Aug 2017 12:26
thumbnail

Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.

16 Aug 2017 10:08
thumbnail

Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.

8 Aug 2017 08:10