Composers: The Bennett Bash

Not since the heyday of the madrigalists four centuries ago has England seethed with so much native musical creativity as it does today. The British renaissance, which began half a century ago with Elgar and Vaughan Williams and continued with Walton and Britten, is currently upheld by a coterie of younger talents whose work is now beginning to make a worldwide noise. One of the most promising of the group and by far the best known, 31-year-old

Richard Rodney Bennett, arrived in Manhattan last week with a resounding bang. Within 24 hours the crack Opera Theater at the Juilliard...

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