Benjamin Britten

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Snape Maltings concert hall in Suffolk given Grade II* listing
Hall is home to Aldeburgh festival of music and arts, founded by Benjamin Britten, which opens on Friday

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

01, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The week in classical: Peter Grimes; Emerson Quartet; RPO/Petrenko
An all-star production of Britten’s opera thrilled; Soviet-era melancholy flowed through Shostakovich’s quartets; and the RPO rose to their game-changing new conductor

Fiona Maddocks

26, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Peter Grimes review – Compelling, unsettling and ravishingly sung
Deborah Warner’s detailed new production sets Britten’s opera in a decayed coastal town in post-Brexit Britain. Allan Clayton – on top form – leads an outstanding cast; conductor Mark Elder emphasises the score’s beauty and well as its violence

Tim Ashley

18, Mar, 2022 @12:42 PM

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‘Everyone has blood on their hands’: Britten’s Peter Grimes at the ROH photo essay
How do you breathe life into the tale of the troubled Grimes and the villagers who torment him? We went along to rehearsals to talk to the cast and creative team behind the Royal Opera House’s new production

Tristram Kenton and Imogen Tilden

17, Mar, 2022 @12:15 PM

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‘I felt an immediate thrill’: Joe Cornish’s confessions of a Britten addict
In 2014, the film-maker and broadcaster took a chance on his first opera – Peter Grimes. He expected atonal warbling, but instead got hooked for life on the beauty, drama and strangeness of Britten’s music

Joe Cornish

17, Mar, 2022 @12:12 PM

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – Scottish Opera triumphs with nightmarish take on Britten
Staged as a dystopian psychodrama, this sure-footed production is played with beautifully delineated detail

Rowena Smith

03, Mar, 2022 @1:03 PM

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In Britten’s footsteps, Nitin Sawhney’s requiem will mark Coventry’s rebirth
Composer says his music for 60th anniversary of cathedral aims to break down cultural barriers

by Dalya Alberge

07, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Awakening Shadow review – chamber opera adds up to less than the sum of its parts
The five singers acquit themselves well but Luke Styles’s new work built around Britten’s Canticles fails to convince

Andrew Clements

06, Jul, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Summer at Snape review – spark, coherence and variety
The Aldeburgh festival in another guise delivered some memorable premieres, with the music of its founder ever present

Fiona Maddocks

03, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Allan Clayton; Juliet Fraser review – Britten proves indigestible, but Fraser’s Feldman is a tour de force
Britten’s five Canticles were a mixed blessing, but To and Fro in Shadow’s pairing of Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman was exquisite

Andrew Clements

15, Jun, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Steuart Bedford obituary
Conductor acclaimed for his insightful interpretations of Benjamin Britten’s work

Barry Millington

21, Feb, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Osian Ellis obituary
Versatile Welsh harpist closely associated with the music of Benjamin Britten

John Amis

03, Feb, 2021 @4:16 PM

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