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Performer: Sir George Benjamin

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StockholmSir George Benjamin conducts Sir George Benjamin

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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir George Benjamin; Bejun Mehta; Gyula Orendt; Stefan Lindgren; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

LondonGeorge Benjamin: a Duet and a Dream

© Chris Christodoulou
Knussen, Messiaen, Benjamin, Janáček
Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir George Benjamin; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Bejun Mehta; Philharmonia Voices
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Ensemble Modern at the Roundhouse

George Benjamin and Ensemble Modern in rehearsal at the Roundhouse © Wigmore Hall
Bold and colourful invocations of twentieth-century classics from Ensemble Modern and composer George Benjamin.

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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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Restless commemoration from Benjamin and London Sinfonietta

George Benjamin and the London Sinfonietta © BBC/Chris Christodoulou
A programme of new music and 20th-century classics reflects on loss, war, inhumanity and redemption. 
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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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The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

London Sinfonietta principal, Simon Haram © Mark Allan
A celebration of fifty years of the London Sinfonietta was a well-deserved pat on the back for this valuable institution.
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