• Britten 100: Ian Bostridge on Benjamin Britten

    During 2013–2014, Carnegie Hall pays tribute to Benjamin Britten, one of the most remarkable British composers of the 20th century in celebration of the centenary of his birth with a series of performances of his vocal masterpieces and other compositions from his vast spectrum of works, as well as partnerships across the city.

    This celebration forms the cornerstone of season-long activities by cultural partners throughout the city, including BAM, The Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, and Trinity Wall Street as part of Britten 100, a global celebration of this prolific composer, organized by the Britten-Pears Foundation.

    Here, tenor Ian Bostridge—who performs in two concerts during the celebration—discusses Britten's gift for setting words to music.

    Britten 100
    October 20, Ian Bostridge | Iestyn Davies | Joshua Hopkins | Julius Drake
    October 23, Orchestra of St. Luke's
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