Faber & Faber - Benjamin Britten: His Musical Legacy
Benjamin Britten: His Musical Legacy
In the fourth of our special podcasts to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, we examine the great British composer's musical legacy - his music, the recordings, his place in the concert hall, and his influence on a younger generation of composers. John Bridcut talks us through the process of rating all of Britten's works for his book 'Essential Britten', and how he used a star-rating system. Colin Matthews, who worked alongside Britten, remembers his sheer professionalism, whilst Dobrinka Tabakova, a representative of younger composers, shares her appreciation of Britten's passion for people and his consideration of the human condition.