Britten 100: John Bridcut

We talk to the Britten expert about his memories of the composer and the vital role the Suffolk landscape plays in the Britten's music

John Bridcut

While visiting Suffolk to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, along with Radio 3, staff writer Elizabeth Davis took five minutes to talk to Britten biographer, writer and film-maker John Bridcut about the great composer’s music, his memories of Britten, and where to start if you’re new to his work…


You can read more of our blogs about the centenary weekend celebrations here.

And many of Radio 3’s progammes can still be heard on Radio 3’s website.


The recording of the Four Sea Interludes in the podcast comes from the Decca recording of Britten conducting his own opera Peter Grimes. The recording is available to buy here and to download on iTunes here.