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Britten on Record: Schubert: Violin Sonata in A major, D574

Britten on Record: Schubert: Violin Sonata in A major, D574 (BBC Legends) Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Benjamin Britten (piano) Live recording: Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh, 27 June 1959 1 Allegro moderato 2 Scherzo 3 Andantino 4 Allegro vivace Audio Clips from the … Continue reading

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Britten on Record: Debussy: Sonata for piano and violin in G minor

Britten on Record: Debussy: Sonata for piano and violin in G minor (BBC Legends) Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Benjamin Britten (piano) Live recording: Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh, 27 June 1959 1 Allegro vivo 2 Intermède: Fantasque et léger 3 Finale: Très animé … Continue reading

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Britten on Record: Haydn: Sonata for piano and violin in G major

Britten on Record: Haydn: Sonata for piano and violin in G major (BBC Legends) Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Benjamin Britten (piano) Live recording: Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh, 27 June 1959 1 Andante 2 Allegro Audio Clips from the performance can be heard … Continue reading

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Britten on Record: Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D934

Britten on Record: Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D934 (BBC Legends) Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Benjamin Britten (piano) Live recording: Aldeburgh Festival – Blythburgh Church, Aldeburgh, 16 June 1957 Andante molto – Allegretto – Andantino – Tempo I – Allegro vivace … Continue reading

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Introducing Britten on Record

Britten rehearsing with Rostropovich in Moscow. Image courtesy of Britten 100 Britten on Record – an introduction Mozart: Symphony no.29 in A major K201, first movement With the Listening to Britten series about to reach the composer’s final opera Death … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35

War Weapons Week in a country town by Michael Ford (1941). Used courtesy of the Imperial War Museum The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 – for high voice and piano (2 August 1935 – 19 August 1945, Britten aged … Continue reading

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Foundations – Britten and Debussy

There is little evidence to suggest the music of Debussy had a lasting influence on the music of Britten, but four recordings exist that speak of Britten’s obvious affection and respect for the French composer. One of those recordings, a … Continue reading

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