English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago.
Dying in 1976, his signature works include operas: ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn of the Screw’ – orchestral works: ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ and the ‘War Requiem’ – and his many musical collaborations with his life partner, tenor Peter Pears.
Mr Britten’s major contributions to the violin repertoire include his much-loved Violin Concerto – and 6 string quartets.
JANINE JANSEN | BRITTEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | PAAVO JÄRVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS
Britten & Korngold Violin Concertos |CD|
Vilde Frang, violin
James Gaffigan & Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Release Date: February 26, 2016