Concert 1: Britten and Friends

UQ Chorale, Pulse Chamber Orchestra, Murphy, Patrick and Morton, Graeme (2013) Concert 1: Britten and Friends. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The Cathedral of St Stephen.

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Author UQ Chorale
Pulse Chamber Orchestra
Murphy, Patrick
Morton, Graeme
Title Concert 1: Britten and Friends
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Publisher The Cathedral of St Stephen
Publication date 2013-05-19
Series St Stephen's Concert Series
Total pages 1 Musical performance
Language eng
Subject Live Performance of Creative Work - Music
Formatted Abstract/Summary
 The centenary of Britten’s birth gives us a wonderful opportunity explore the vast and extraordinary output of England’s most significant composer of the twentieth century and, arguably, the most important since Purcell. Born in Suffolk, November 1913, Britten showed extraordinary musical gifting at a remarkably young age. His mother was convinced he would become one of the ‘great Bs’ in music, which is ironic considering his later dislike of Beethoven and Brahms. A month before his 14th birthday, by which stage he had already produced a significant number of startlingly mature works, Britten began lessons with composer Frank Bridge. As much a parental figure as a musical mentor, Bridge set young Ben on the path to technical mastery through long, grueling lessons and rigorous compositional exercises while still encouraging him to be nothing more, nor less, than himself. ‘You should try to find yourself and be true to what you found’ was how Britten later summed up what Bridge had taught him.
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Created: Mon, 08 Sep 2014, 14:20:19 EST by Graeme Morton on behalf of School of Music