Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak (red scarf) is seen here with Norton Juster (left) at an exhibition opening of his work - November 2002.

Maurice Sendak has died aged 83.  His long-time editor, Michael de Capua, told The New York Times that the author died in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, after complications from a recent stroke.  He wrote some 17 books and was a prolific illustrator perhaps best known for his 1963 tale of Max - Where the Wild Things Are.

The Aldeburgh Festival is staging two performances of Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop with music by Oliver Knussen played by the Britten Sinfonia.  Details on the festival website or bookings for the two performances (8 June at 7.30pm or 10 June at 2.30pm) ring 01728 687110.  No more fitting tribute to a great artist.

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