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As both a performer and a composer who made vital contributions to the genres of chamber music and song, Benjamin Britten and Wigmore Hall developed a long-lasting relationship early in the composer’s career, with Wigmore Hall being the venue of several important premières of his works.
Opening the season and inaugurating Wigmore Hall’s series focussing on Britten and his connections with the venue, Allan Clayton and James Baillieu commemorate the first performance of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, given by Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, on 23 September 1942, alongside a lineup of additional dazzling singers in further Britten works.
Later in the season, we commemorate both Britten’s birthday and the anniversary of his death.