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A Small Masterpiece

Richard Rodney Bennett's 'All the King's Men'
impresses MIKE WHEELER

 

Richard Rodney Bennett's 'opera for young people' All the King's Men is a small masterpiece. It is based on an incident in the English Civil War, when the city of Gloucester held off a Royalist siege without a shot being fired. The King's military engineer, Dr Chillingworth, devises a kind of bridge on wheels that will take the army over both the river and the city walls...

Copyright © 17 July 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT

GLOUCESTER

BUXTON FESTIVAL

DERBYSHIRE

UNITED KINGDOM

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