Britten


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major English composer of the 20th century

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To redress this imbalance, Pyke explores not only Britten's relationships to Shostakovich, Rostropovich, and Vishnevskafa, but also to Tchaikovsky, Sergey Prokofiev, and Igor Stravinsky as well as Britten's initial contacts with Russian music as a young man, the trips Britten and Pears made to Russia between 1963 and 1971, the impact of Russian performance practice, and the reception of Britten's music within the political context of the Soviet Union.
Yet this is also elusive: there is very little reference to, for example, Pears's significant influence on Britten in selecting poetry to set to music, or how Pears really viewed the instrumental works Britten composed for other performers.
The great Jascha Heifetz declared it to be unplayable and, although Britten revised and cut some flashier passages, the solo part is still very demanding - but Byers handled all the triple-stopping and left hand pizzicato with complete assurance.
Christopher Smith, principal horn of Santa Fe Pro Musica and Professor of Horn at Texas Tech University, delivers a beautiful rendition of the Britten Serenade in this live recording from March 2010.
The project marked the beginning of a professional association between the artist, Britten and the tenor Peter Pears (1910-86) that would include two further productions: a recording of Schubert's song cycle Winterreise and Owen Wingrave, an opera Britten composed specifically for television.
Britten was a fine composer, whose important works highlighted the pain of isolation that was the hallmark of the 20th century and continues to blight the lives of many in the 21st.
Not that Britten is everyone's cup of tea, as shown by clumps of empty seats in what was, still, a respectably busy Philharmonic Hall.
Benjamin Britten Clive House Prep School in 1938 when John Britten (Robert''''s son and Benjamin''''s nephew) was there (front row, far left).
It's clear to see why Britten is seen as one of the best, and is one of the most successful opera composers of the 20th Century.
8220;Holst is a natural to pair with Britten - they both had a profound appreciation for great poetry.
Eminent British composer and pianist Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and partner Peter Pears assembled an art collection of some 300 works, which are housed at The Red House in Aldeburgh, UK.
This issue brings a distinctive focus on Britten in a memoir by Stephen Ralls, former director of die University of Toronto's Opera Division, who, before he emigrated to Canada, was fortunate to work in Aldeburgh and with English Opera Group on a number of the composers works, including die premiere of Death in Venice.
It is in honour not of Simon Cowell but of Benjamin Britten whose centenary this is (the composer was born on November 22, 1913).
Youngsters at Caldicoates School, in Middlesbrough, are among those taking part in the event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.