Audio slideshow: Benjamin Britten's Suffolk

Benjamin Britten rose to become the pre-eminent British composer of his day, celebrated not just in his native land, but internationally.

To mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, Louise Fryer explores his relationship with his Suffolk surroundings, learning about Britten's time while a pupil at Gresham's and how the landscape of the Suffolk coast and his love of the sea were central to his life and work.

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A series of six features (Britten's Suffolk) is to be broadcast on Radio 3 as part of the channel's celebration of Britten 100.

Produced by Dualtagh Herr and Elizabeth Arno. Photography by Dualtagh Herr and courtesy of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Philip Vile.

Related links

Britten 100 on Radio 3

Britten 100

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