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Benjamin Britten

Publisher: Chester Music

Portrait No 2 (E.B.B) for String Orchestra (1930),
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1930
Duration
6 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Viola
Orchestration
Programme Note
Benjamin Britten Portrait No 2 (E.B.B) for String Orchestra (1930),
Portrait No 1 and Portrait No 2 were described by the composer as Sketch no. 1 and Sketch no. 2; a third was left unfinished. David Layton (b 1914) was at Gresham's School, Holt, with Britten, as was Peter Floud (1911-1960) who was the subject of the unfinished third sketch (drafted 10-11 September) [diary]. No. 2 is a self-portrait of the composer, featuring his own string instrument, the viola.

  • Ensemble
    European Camerata
    Conductor
    Laurent Quenelle
    Fuga Libera:
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