Only Connect - Benjamin Britten <> Imogen Holst

How are these sitters connected?

Imogen Clare Holst
by Milein Cosman
NPG D18547

The connection
Imogen Holst was Benjamin Britten’s music assistant, copying out his pencil notes as he wrote his opera Gloriana. She said ‘He worked at such a tremendous speed, that I thought I should never keep pace with him.’

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