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Composer: Benjamin, Sir George (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra Horizon: Barcelona and Amsterdam

© Milagro Elstak
Ravel, Richter, Soler, Benjamin
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Sir George Benjamin; Bejun Mehta; Nederlands Kamerkoor

AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Ravel's Boléro

© Milagro Elstak
Ravel, Richter, Soler, Benjamin
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Sir George Benjamin; Bejun Mehta; Nederlands Kamerkoor

MiddlesbroughRoyal Northern Sinfonia – ‘Viola Viola’

Mendelssohn, Benjamin, Dvořák
Principal Players of Royal Northern Sinfonia

SalfordRNCM In Focus: George Benjamin

Benjamin
BBC Philharmonic; Clark Rundell; Claire Booth; Tamara Stefanovich

RomeEmanuel Ax in recital

Brahms, Benjamin, Schumann, Ravel, Chopin
Emanuel Ax, Piano
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Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Robin Ticciati and the DSO bring a strong sense of purpose to Rachmaninov's Second Symphony and Christian Tetzlaff explores the extremes of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. 
****1
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Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
With a semi-staged production, directed by Benjamin Davis, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra has also been bringing George Benjamin's opera to concert hall audiences.
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Lessons in Love and Violence: ice and drama

Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
George Benjamin and Martin Crimp's second full scale opera is a refinement of the craft showed in Written on Skin – but the lessons are less in love and violince than in power, tension and beauty of the score.
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Mirga's Debussy Festival in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO's Debussy Festival © Andrew Fox
With concerts and recitals imaginatively programmed, this second weekend in the CBSO's Debussy Festival was a model of how to make classical music accessible to the widest possible audience.

Sex, angels and cannibalism: Written on Skin

Anthony Roth Costanzo (The Boy) and Lauren Snouffer (Agnès) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
Written on Skin is a cold but effective opera full of musical and dramatic energy. Opera Philadelphia's new staging and talented young cast do it justice.
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