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Classical music in Catalonia
Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona
Classical music in Catalonia - Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona
Mark Padmore, tenor
The Turn of the Screw, chamber opera | Benjamin Britten
Mark Padmore, Quint  |  Lisa Milne, Governess
Catrin Wyn Davies, Miss Jessel  |  Diana Montague, Mrs Grose
Nicholas Kirby Johnson, Miles  |  Caroline Wise, Flora
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox, conductor

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. Britten first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy was Born in 1934. With the premiere of Peter Grimes in 1945, he leapt to international fame. Over the next 28 years, he wrote 14 more operas, establishing himself as one of the leading 20th-century composers in the genre. In addition to large-scale operas for Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden, he wrote "chamber operas" for small forces, suitable for performance in venues of modest size. Among the best known of these is The Turn of the Screw (1954). Recurring themes in his operas include the struggle of an outsider against a hostile society and the corruption of innocence. (Wikipedia)

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