THE LYRIC FEATURE – BENJAMIN BRITTEN PART 1

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Benjamin Britten Part 1

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of composer and performer Benjamin Britten, musicians and others who knew and worked with recall their experiences, in conversation with Jon Tolansky.

He also meets artists who are performing Britten’s works in this anniversary year.

Contributors include singers Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, John Shirley-Quirk and the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Conductors Stuart Bedford and Bernard Keeffe, pianist Graham Johnson and former members of the London Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 24May, 7pm-8pm