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Britten at 100: Pianist; Collaborator; Artistic Crucible

Benjamin Britten, as well as being one of the finest and most influential composers of the last century, was also a great pianist and artistic collaborator. To mark the centenary of his birth, John Reid a pianist with a particular love for the chamber music and song repertoire, joins forces with a host of soloists such as Claire Booth (soprano) to celebrate this aspect of Britten’s life and legacy.

Performances of Britten’s own works are placed alongside music by some of those composers he most admired (Schubert and Fauré), his contemporaries (including Finzi, Tippett and Grace Williams) and a handful of present-day British composers who carry on the song-writing tradition with which Britten is so closely associated.

Unfortunately pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen, who collaborated with John Reid to present this series and was due to play in many of the Britten at 100 concerts, is now unable to appear due to an injury. We are grateful that Andrew is already on the road to recovery and will be back performing again in the near future. 

You might also like: Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century
Monday 18 February
The former Head of Music at the Aldeburgh Festival, writer and conductor Paul Kildea talks about his major new biography of Benjamin Britten. 
Tickets just £6.50 for all bookers of Britten at 100. Bookable in person or by calling the Box Office on 020 7520 1490. Usual price £9.50

 



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