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George Benjamin

George Benjamin (b.1960)

Composer

Contemporary English composer who studied with Messaien.

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 Interview, Sir George Benjamin on Lessons in Love and Violence

The composer talks to Katherine about the genesis of his third opera, which premiered at Covent Garden last May and was released on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of December.

 Recording of the Week, George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence

The British composer's third opera, based on the downfall of Edward II and starring French baritone Stéphane Degout as the conflicted monarch, has a compact, claustrophobic beauty.

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