Britten at the BL

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2 thoughts on “Britten at the BL

  1. Ciara Meehan June 27, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Have you ever had the opportunity to visit the Yeats exhibition at the National Library of Ireland? While his manuscripts are behind glass, they are accompanied by interactive touch-screen displays which allow visitors turn the virtual pages. For anyone who can’t make it in person, the whole exhibition has been re-created on-line at NLI.ie/yeats. First-rate.

    • peterwebster June 27, 2013 / 1:59 pm

      Thanks Ciara for this. No, I hadn’t, but it does sound excellent, and I will check out the online version. As it happens, most of the (music) manuscripts in this are available online ( http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx ), but not integrated in the way you describe. Perhaps it would be too much to hope for in a free show right now, but not forever, one suspects.