Benjamin Britten http://wrti.org en A Benjamin Britten Celebration with the New York Philharmonic: March 30, 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/benjamin-britten-celebration-new-york-philharmonic-march-30-4-pm <p style="margin-right: 17px; margin-bottom: 17px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 16.5px; letter-spacing: 0.005em;">Join us for the Britten centenary celebrated on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, with two of the composer's best-loved works: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and the choral <em>Spring Symphony</em>, Britten's celebration of winter's passing to spring. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:11:11 +0000 Jack Moore 7144 at http://wrti.org A Benjamin Britten Celebration with the New York Philharmonic: March 30, 4 PM Making Music To Be Useful, And For The Living http://wrti.org/post/making-music-be-useful-and-living Composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91351892/benjamin-britten" target="_blank">Benjamin Britten</a> was born 100 years ago today, and the occasion is being marked by performances of his music around the world, from Carnegie Hall in New York to Memorial Hall in Tokyo.<p>Britten was a central figure of 20th-century classical music: He was a conductor, pianist and festival producer, as well as a composer. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:06:28 +0000 NPR Music 6723 at http://wrti.org Making Music To Be Useful, And For The Living 1913: Popper, Butterworth, Britten, Lutosławski on Fleisher Discoveries http://wrti.org/post/1913-popper-butterworth-britten-lutos-awski-fleisher-discoveries <p><strong>Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection broadcasts Saturday, October 5th, 5 to 6 pm.</strong> We enjoyed our 1813 bicentennial so much last month that we thought we&rsquo;d move a little closer, to the centennial of 1913. In that year, cellist/composer David Popper died, Benjamin Britten and Witold Lutosławski first saw the light of day, and George Butterworth composed <em>The Banks of Green Willow</em>.<br /> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 19:41:45 +0000 Kile Smith 6515 at http://wrti.org 1913: Popper, Butterworth, Britten, Lutosławski on Fleisher Discoveries