Music: Britten's Week

U.S. music lovers have tried hard to keep abreast of Britain's fast-moving young (35) Composer Benjamin Britten. They have seen and heard three of his operas (Paul Bunyan, Peter Grimes, The Rape of Lucretia) among other things, had three operas and a score of other works to go. Last week, Serge Koussevitzky gave his Berkshire Music Center fans a chance to catch two Britten premières.

First, audiences crammed into Tangle-wood's tiny opera theater to see the first U.S. performance of Benjy's fourth opera Albert Herring (TIME, June 30, 1947), which is already a favorite...

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