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Sunday Morning Britten

More music and conversation live from Snape Maltings as part of the Britten 100 weekend as Suzy Klein is joined by Britten biographer Paul Kildea, tenor Ben Johnson and guitarist Sean Shibe. As well as hearing from local voices about how Aldeburgh has changed over the years, and what's good for a Suffolk brunch, she'll be finding out about the performers and composers who inspired Britten's own music, including:

Grainger
Scotch Strathspey and Reel
Ambrosian Singers
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

LIVE
Britten: 'Sailor-boy', 'Bonny at Morn', 'The Shooting of his Dear' (Folksong Arrangements, Vol. 6 England)
Ben Johnson (tenor)
Sean Shibe (guitar)

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
Dennis Brain (horn)
Benjamin Britten (piano)

Bridge: The Sea
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

Britten: Hymn, Sonnet and Epilogue (Serenade for tenor, horn and strings)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Dennis Brian (horn)
Boyd Neel String Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

LIVE
Britten: Songs from the Chinese
Ben Johnson (tenor)
Sean Shibe (guitar).

1 hour, 57 minutes

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Sun 24 Nov 2013 09:00

Britten 100 Live Blog

From Snape Maltings

  • 24 Nov 2013 18:05:13

    The Britten Centenary Weekend is drawing to a close. At 7pm on Radio 3 there's a round up of the weekend - the things we found out about Britten and some of the stories people who knew him shared. You can find all of the weekend's broadcasts on the Britten website and we'll be adding more clips and photos in the next few days.

    You can find scroll back through the days as they unfolded and read listeners' comments and photos that were shared on the live blog: Friday's live blog and Saturday's

    Thank you for joining us. 

  • 24 Nov 2013 17:55:08

    At 6pm it's Noye's Fludde live on Radio 3. The words for the singalong are further down the page: 

  • 24 Nov 2013 17:21:57

    A few more of your comments, observations and links for #Britten100:

  • 24 Nov 2013 16:51:25

    Noye's Fludde on-air at 6pm from Lowestoft. We have lions and we have bells.

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