English composer Benjamin Britten died on this day in 1976.
His signature works include the operas ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and orchestral works ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ and the ‘War Requiem’.
His major contributions to the violin repertoire include his Violin Concerto Op. 15 and 6 string quartets.
JANINE JANSEN | BRITTEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | PAAVO JÄRVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS | BBC PROMS 2013
Britten & Korngold Violin Concertos |CD|
Vilde Frang, violin
James Gaffigan & Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Release Date: February 26, 2016