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George Butterworth (Composer)

Born: 12th July 1885, Paddington, London, UK

Died: 5th August 1916, Pozières, Somme, France

Nationality: English

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, MC was an English composer who was best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A. E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad.

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Interview, Ian Bostridge on Requiem: The Pity of War

The tenor talks to Katherine about his recent recording of songs by Mahler, George Butterworth, Rudi Stephan and Kurt Weill with Antonio Pappano, released at the end of October on Warner Classics.

Recording of the Week, Requiem: The Pity of War from Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano

The tenor and pianist join forces for a programme of Butterworth, Rudi Stephan, Kurt Weill and Mahler to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day next month.

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