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Benjamin Britten and his muse and lover, Peter Pears. A collaboration which created some of the most beautiful, harrowing and perfect music of the 20th century.

Benjamin Britten and his muse and lover, Peter Pears. A collaboration which created some of the most beautiful, harrowing and perfect music of the 20th century.

Mikhail Chulaki, Rostropovich, Britten, Shostakovich, and Oistrakh during the festival of British music in Moscow. March 1963. Credit: O. Tsesarsky

Mikhail Chulaki, Rostropovich, Britten, Shostakovich, and Oistrakh during the festival of British music in Moscow. March 1963. Credit: O. Tsesarsky

Jussi Björling, arguably the greatest lyric spinto tenor of all time. At times, I agree! Here as Rodolfo in La Boheme.

Jussi Björling, arguably the greatest lyric spinto tenor of all time. At times, I agree! Here as Rodolfo in La Boheme.

Tito Schipa, THE Tenore di Grazia! Without the real money notes in his range, and with a somewhat husky voice, he epitomized all that which matters to his fach; Legato, enunciation and above all: STYLE!!! Ernesto, Nemorino, Ruggiero, Werther... A true artist. His recording of Ernesto is simply stunning!!

Tito Schipa, THE Tenore di Grazia! Without the real money notes in his range, and with a somewhat husky voice, he epitomized all that which matters to his fach; Legato, enunciation and above all: STYLE!!! Ernesto, Nemorino, Ruggiero, Werther... A true artist. His recording of Ernesto is simply stunning!!

© Arnold Newman, 1942, Portrait of Max Ernst, New York “As for myself, I work the way I do because of the kind of person that I am – my work is an expression of myself. It reflects me, my fascination with people, the physical world around us, and the exciting medium in which I work. I do not claim that my way is the best or the only way, it is simply my way. It is an expression of myself, of the way I think and feel.” (Arnold Newman, A Life in Photography) Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is ...

© Arnold Newman, 1942, Portrait of Max Ernst, New York “As for myself, I work the way I do because of the kind of person that I am – my work is an expression of myself. It reflects me, my fascination with people, the physical world around us, and the exciting medium in which I work. I do not claim that my way is the best or the only way, it is simply my way. It is an expression of myself, of the way I think and feel.” (Arnold Newman, A Life in Photography) Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is ...

Jean Sibelius | Composer of the later Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. His mastery of the orchestra has been described as "prodigious" | Finland | 1865 - 1957

Jean Sibelius | Composer of the later Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. His mastery of the orchestra has been described as "prodigious" | Finland | 1865 - 1957

BARTÓK Béla. Oil Painting By István Vedrődy-Vogyeraczky, 1904

BARTÓK Béla. Oil Painting By István Vedrődy-Vogyeraczky, 1904

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