Category Archives: Britten through the eyes of…

Britten’s music through the eyes and ears of performers, listeners and music analysts alike.

Britten through the eyes of…Julius Drake

Photo (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke Can you remember your first encounter with Britten’s music? I think my first encounter with Britten’s music must have been when I went to play on the Britten-Pears courses. I actually went to play as part … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Sian Edwards

The conductor Sian Edwards has already been involved in several celebrations of the Britten centenary this year, and will also be taking part in celebrations in Moscow later this year. She has a long-standing association with his music, and in … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Michael Collins

Photo: Ben Ealovega The clarinetist and conductor Michael Collins made the first recording of Britten’s Movement for clarinet and orchestra, which was expanded into a full Clarinet Concerto through the work of Colin Matthews. In this interview he talks about … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett is a respected musician and broadcaster, who divides his time neatly between the practical disciplines of playing double bass and conducting, while also providing interviews, educational talks and revealing content on classical music. Sandy, who could be heard … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Matthew Barley

Photo (c) Nick White Rather like this blog, cellist Matthew Barley is spending a whole year with the music of Britten. His time with the composer is in a playing capacity, however, for he has devised a concert program and … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Harry Christophers

Photo: Marco Borggreve Harry Christophers CBE is the conductor and founder of The Sixteen, and is also Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. With The Sixteen he has recorded a series of Britten choral works for … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington is a presenter at the BBC Radio 3 show Late Junction, but can also be heard at the station’s live events on a regular basis. A major part of her wide ranging musical taste is the music of … Continue reading

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