The Britten Centenary will be celebrated next week when international Britten scholar, Professor Paul Banks (Royal College of Music), delivers a paper in the Department’s RMA Music Research Seminar Series.
In 'One Man's Britten: A New Source for the Reception History of the Music of Benjamin Britten,' Professor Banks will introduce exciting new evidence that reveals an new perspective on the reception of Britten's music.
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) was an English composer, famed for writing operas, orchestral, and chamber music. A central figure in the history of twentieth-century British music, Britten's style combines colourful orchestration with a directness of form, with many of his works now considered Classics. 2013 marks the centenary of his birth. Professor Banks will be speaking on Thursday 3rd October, 4pm, in room 055, MacRobert Building. All are welcome.