Benjamin Britten – The Beauty of Loneliness and of Pain
Tonight at 7:00 on the "The Evening Concert" on WILL-FM we celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth (which was Nov. 22 of last year) with a special program on the man who said that music "has the beauty of loneliness and of pain". There'll be excerpts from 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" and other works.
Monday January 13: Special: Benjamin Britten – The Beauty of Loneliness and of Pain
BRITTEN: Excerpts from the following: Frank Bridge Variations (English Chamber Orch./Steuart Bedford); Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (LSO/MTT); Billy Budd (Peter Pears; LSO/Britten); Cello Symphony (Mstislav Rostropovich; ECO/Britten); Peter Grimes (Peter Pears; Royal Opera House Orch. and Chorus/Britten); Enter Spring (New Philharmonia Orch./Britten); String Quartet No. 1 (Sorrel Quartet); Death in Venice (Peter Pears; ECO/Britten); Quartet No. 3 (Belcea Quartet); War Requiem; A Boy was Born; Our Hunting Fathers; The Rape of Lucretia; The Prince of the Pagodas; Spring Symphony; Albert Herring; Curlew River; Night Mail; On This Island; Michelangelo Sonnets; Paul Bunyan; Winter Words; The Turn of the Screw; Owen Wingrave.