Benjamin Britten: The 'Simple Symphony'

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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Benjamin Britten loved games of any kind, and he certainly had fun with words when naming the movements in his Simple Symphony. This piece was composed during his Christmas break when he was 20 years old, cobbled together from his previous works he had written when he was as young as age 10. 

This week on Classics for Kids host Naomi Lewin looks at the Simple Symphony, its marvelous movements and their nifty names.

Program Playlist:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Boisterous Bourée

Britten: Simple Symphony:  Playful Pizzicato

Bach: Violin Partita No. 3: Gavotte

Britten: Simple Symphony: Sentimental Serenade

Britten: Simple Symphony: Frolicsome Finale 

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