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“Un spectacle fantastique” from orchestra and fireworks

Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra received its first performance in 1946, when the LSO under Sargent also performed it on film for distribution to British schools. It became one of the best known British works of the C20th, and is certainly one of Britten's most accessible and appealing compositions. It is based on a resounding theme from Purcell's incidental music for the play Abdelazer, which Britten used... read more

Panorama Theme by Themocracy