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Composer: Dankworth, John (1927-2010)

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Year of birth1927
Year of death2010
Period20th century
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Bright is the Ring of Words opens Leeds Lieder+ with a celebration of music and words

Leeds Lieder+, the northern biennial festival of art song, began on Friday night with Bright is the Ring of Words. Advertised as a celebration of British verse, the evening featured settings of the words of Lord Byron, Robert Louis Stevenson and Shakespeare by a diverse range of composers including Mendelssohn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss, Roger Quilter and John Dankworth.