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Benjamin Britten Centenary


‘Benjamin Britten Chamber Series’

 

In 2013, through a series of six concerts in St John’s Smith Square, we took a journey through the chamber music of Benjamin Britten and some of his greatest influences to celebrate his centenary. In collaboration with cellist Philip Higham, and pianist Jeremy Young we performed the complete Britten repertoire for String Quartet alongside works which have influenced, inspired and illuminated Britten.
– Purcell ‘Three fantasias in four parts’; Britten Rhapsody op.2; Britten String Quartet no.3; Schubert
String Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’
– Bridge ‘Three Idylls’; Britten ‘Three Divertimenti’; Britten String Quartet no.1; Shostakovich Piano Quintet
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– Britten Sonata in C op.65 for cello and piano; Schubert ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata; Bridge Sonata in D minor
– Britten Suite no.1 for solo cello; Beethoven String Quartet in B flat op.130 (with Grosse Fugue)
– Purcell arr. Britten Chacony in G minor; Britten Suite no.2 for solo cello; Britten String Quartet no.2
– Britten Simple Symphony (arr. for quartet); Britten Suite no.3 for solo cello; Schubert String Quintet in C.