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Posted on 11/22/2013 8:18:49 AM PST by Borges
Benjamin Britten was born 100 years ago on 22 November and as events take place around the world to celebrate the work of one of Britain's greatest composers, two people who knew both the man and the musical genius share their recollections.
"I was never frightened of Ben but I had great respect for him. He was a very easy person to get on with but you were careful about what you said about works he either liked or disliked, or his own works. You chose your words carefully!"
In a rare interview with BBC Radio 3's Tom Service, 87-year-old Marion Thorpe reveals her memories of him as a close friend and musical tour de force.
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I did not know his work until I say “Moonrise Kingdom” last year. Amazing