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Episode 3

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 February 2013

Paul Kildea's major biography of the twentieth-century composer, Benjamin Britten, is the first in over twenty years, and is published in the year that marks his centenary. This vivid portrait of the composer explores the private and creative life of the man who composed operas that have entered the popular consciousness as well as the musical canon. Today, Aldeburgh and Billy Budd.
Read by Alex Jennings.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

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