Only Connect - Benjamin Britten <> Imogen Holst
How are these sitters connected?
by Sarah Fanny Hockey
Imogen Clare Holst
by Milein Cosman
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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