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Performer: Sir George Benjamin

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LondonMason, Milliken, Dallapiccola and Benjamin

Mason, Milliken, Dallapiccola, Benjamin
Sir George Benjamin; Ensemble Modern; Anu Komsi; Helena Rasker

LondonEnsemble Modern Orchestra

Boulez, Messiaen, Ustvolskaya, Ligeti, Benjamin
Sir George Benjamin; Ensemble Modern

CologneEnsemble Modern & George Benjamin

Boulez, Messiaen, Ustvolskaya, Ligeti, Benjamin
Sir George Benjamin; Ensemble Modern

CologneInto the Little Hill (konzertant)

Benjamin: Into the Little Hill
Sir George Benjamin; Anu Komsi; Helena Rasker; Ensemble Modern

HamburgEnsemble Modern Orchestra / Sir George Benjamin

Boulez, Ligeti, Messiaen, Ustvolskaya, Benjamin
Sir George Benjamin; Ensemble Modern
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin

Barbara Hannigan as Agnès, Iestyn Davies as the Boy © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The Royal Opera's first revival of George Benjamin's medieval shocker is characterised by stellar singing performances, notably from Barbara Hannigan and Iestyn Davies.
****1
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