January 2013

Benjamin Britten centenary celebration


Benjamin Britten
Our centenary celebration of Britain's greatest 20th-century composer, including:

  • The finest works explored
  • His inspirations, from Peter Pears to WH Auden
  • PLUS Bayan Nothcott on the critics who hated Britten's music

Daniel Jaffé travels to the idyllic Suffolk town to follow in Britten's footsteps

Arthur Bliss
Terry Barfoot takes a look at the life and works of the British composer, and how his finest hour was heart-breakingly silenced by Britten's War Requiem

Matthew Barley
James Naughtie catches up with the innovative cellist before his UK-wide Round Britten tour

Plus on your free CD
Benjamin Britten's War Requiem performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Edinburgh Chorus and more under Ilan Volkov


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