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Britten Answers

Tom Service and John Bridcut answer listeners' questions about Britten and ask which performers and composers inspired him and why. With Purcell, Schubert, Mahler and Tchaikovsky.

Tom Service and John Bridcut answer your questions about Britten and ask which performers and composers inspired him and why. Live from Snape Maltings

Mozart: Allegro molto (Sonata in D major for two pianos, K 448)
Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten (pianos)

Schubert: Die Sterne, D 939; Nachtviolen, D 752; Auflösung, D 807
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)

Mahler (arr. Britten): "What the wild flowers tell me" (Minuet from Sympnony No 3)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

Purcell (realised Britten): I attempt from love's sickness to fly; I'll sail upon the Dog-star; There's not a Swain of the plain; Man is for the woman made
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)

Schubert: Allegro Moderato (Arpeggione Sonata, D 821)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Benjamin Britten (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Finale (Tema Russo) (Serenade for Strings in C major, Op 48)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 24 Nov 2013 16:45

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