BBC Philharmonic - Discovering BrittenShow dates: Wed 20th November Running time: TBC
Paul Daniel conductor
Stephen Johnson presenter
Tom Randle tenor
The dominant figure in British musical life for a large part of the twentieth century, Benjamin Britten was one of the world's most prolific composers. Although in many ways an outsider figure, his extraordinary fluency and versatility meant that his distinctive voice was heard in opera houses, concert halls, theatres, cathedrals and schools, as well as on radio and in film.
This concert marks Britten's centenary with an exploration of his unique soundworld, with two of his best-loved operas and one of his most original and compelling orchestral works, the Sinfonia da Requiem.
The BBC Philharmonic is joined by broadcaster Stephen Johnson for this accessible guide to Britten's music, including live orchestral extracts, before a complete performance of all three works.