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Composer of the Week: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Synopsis

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1/5. To mark today's 30th anniversary of the death of Benjamin Britten , Donald Macleod is joined by Philip Reed to discuss the composer's early career, including the remarkable music he wrote for the Film Unit of the General Post Office.
Britten Hymn to the Virgin
Finzi Singers, director Paul Spicer
Night Mail (end sequence) Nigel Hawthorne
(narrator), Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend AMDG Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton. Concert Suite: The Sword in the Stone Nash Ensemble, conductor Lionel Friend
Bunyan's Farewell: Litany (Paul Bunyan )
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Richard Hickox
Producer David Dwight Repeated on Sunday at 12 midnight RT DIRECT: Britten Conducts Britten (10 CDs), Bryan Drake. Peter Pears , John Shirley-Quirk , Robert Tear. Stafford Dean, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Galina Vishnevskaya with the English Opera Group Chorus. Bach Choir. London Symphony Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra and the LSO conducted by the composer, is available for E35.00 including p&p. To order please send a cheque, payable to Selections to:
RT Offers, [address removed]. or call the orderline on [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect Quote Ref [number removed]UK delivery only

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Philip Reed
Director: Paul Spicer
Narrator: Nigel Hawthorne
Narrator: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: Stephen Layton.
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Unknown: Paul Bunyan
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: David Dwight
Unknown: Bryan Drake.
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Robert Tear.
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Galina Vishnevskaya
Paul Bunyan: Kenneth Cranham (spoken Role)
Fido: Lillian Watson (soprano)
Moppet: Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo)
Poppet: Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo)
Tiny: Susan Gritton (soprano)
Hel Helson: Jeremy White (bass)
Inkslinger: Kurt Streit (tenor)

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Composer of the Week: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

BBC Radio 3, 4 December 2006 12.00






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