Award-winning mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, together with the Marsyas Trio, explores an era of pivotal social, political, and cultural change, featuring women composers who were trailblazing spirits during Britten’s lifetime.
Inspired by the Britten and Women exhibition at The Red House, this special recital includes gems from the repertoire for voice, flute, cello and piano by Judith Weir and Anne Boyd. Alongside are short chamber works by Imogen Holst, who was an influential figure in Britten’s life, and Thea Musgrave and Lili Boulanger. The programme also features Jewish-Dutch composer Rosy Wertheim, who fled religious persecution and, living in Paris from 1929 to 1935, was deeply influenced by Debussy and Ravel.
These concerts will be filmed for later broadcast.