Britten Weekend: Britten & Russia

Snape Maltings Britten Weekend recreates that 1960 concert and celebrates Britten, the cello, Russia and his Russian friends in the company of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and others.

Britten’s first encounter with Shostakovich and Rostropovich in September 1960 was the beginning of two enduring friendships. These led to Britten embracing instrumental chamber music, had a profound influence on the Aldeburgh Festival, and created significant links across the Iron Curtain at one of the most tense periods of the Cold War.

Britten Weekend Events

Friday 18th October, 8pm - The Poet's Echo

Saturday 19th October, 11am - Roger Vignoles & Friends

Saturday 18th October, 2.30pm - Study afternoon: Britten & Russia

Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm - Britten & Shostakovich

Sunday 20th October, 3pm - London 1960

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Britten Weekend: Britten & Russia
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