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Proms 2013 Proms Plus Literary

Proms Plus Literary
Proms Plus Literary
17:45 Tue 20 Aug 2013 Royal College of Music
Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists. Actor Samuel West and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between Britten's words and music.
Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists. Actor Samuel West and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between Britten's words and music.

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Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists, including Wilfred Owen, W.H. Auden, Blake, Shakespeare, Henry James and Thomas Mann. The actor Samuel West, who has narrated some of Britten's films, and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between words and music. Presented by Ian McMillan and including readings by Malcolm Sinclair.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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