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Work: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34

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ComposerBritten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Period20th century
Year1946
Work typeInstrumental
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BadajozEsferas: Britten

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Britten
Orquesta de Extremadura; Álvaro Albiach; Roxana Wisniewska

Villanueva de la SerenaEsferas: Britten

Esferas: Britten
Britten
Orquesta de Extremadura; Álvaro Albiach; Roxana Wisniewska

LisbonSunday Concerts: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Sunday Concerts: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Tchaikovsky, Britten, Rachmaninov
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon; Nuno Coelho; Vasco Dantas; Jonathan Roozeman

LiverpoolPictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition
Britten, Glazunov, Mussorgsky
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Esther Yoo

BordeauxBritten / Saint-Saëns / Stravinsky

Britten, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky
Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine; Bramwell Tovey; Matthieu Arama
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Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!: Jūrmala Festival opens

Aleksandrs Antonenko and Līga Gita Zīriņa © Krista Grike
A celebration of young Latvian musicians and established Latvian artists performing a huge variety of works from Vivaldi to Stevie Wonder: how about that for something completely different?
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John Lill celebrates his 75th birthday in Liverpool

John Lill © Askonas Holt
Tchaikovsky’s warhorse piano concerto is given a performance stripped of all showmanship. Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra completes this oddly programmed concert from the RLPO.
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Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

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Sir Andrew Davis led the BBC SO in a recreation of Sir Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom, a lengthy programme that failed to inspire.
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Themes and variations with the Hallé at Sage Gateshead

Last night’s concert by the Hallé, this season’s first guest orchestra to visit Sage Gateshead, was all about youth: a young conductor, a young soloist, a young composer, and music written for a young audience. There were even a few young faces in the large audience.
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