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Ensemble

Exploring the Darker Side

Dan Miller and Richard Hodges
at Derby's Festival of Britten,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Following an introductory study day on the composer, the first performance event of Derby's Festival of Britten was a song recital by bass-baritone Dan Miller and pianist Richard Hodges (The VoiceBox, Derby, UK, 3 November 2013). Entitled 'Benjamin Britten and his influences: his loves and hates' it surrounded him with other composers -- Schubert and Purcell of course, but also Wolf, Schoenberg, Berg, Bridge and Poulenc.

But they started, provocatively, with Brahms, to whom Britten was famously antipathetic...

Copyright © 14 November 2013 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

JOHANNES BRAHMS

FRANZ SCHUBERT

HENRY PURCELL

HUGO WOLF

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG

ALBAN BERG

FRANK BRIDGE

FRANCIS POULENC

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

VOCAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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