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An EXPLORATION OF Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal Op. 70

Take an intimate look into one of the greatest 20th century masterpieces written for the classical guitar – Britten’s “Nocturnal.”

In this 3-part series, world-renowned composer Stephen Goss is joined by acclaimed virtuosa Laura Snowden to explore the intricacies of the work through performance, discussion, and musical exploration.

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The PERFORMANCE

Laura Snowden brings this masterpiece to life in a surreal performance. Enjoy this exclusive piece filmed in Britten's own home!

The INTERVIEW

Snowden talks about her rare experience studying the piece with the dedicatee and world-renowned guitarist, Julian Bream.

The LECTURE

Stephen Goss reveals the musical details that make this piece one of the most important works in the guitar repertoire.

Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal – a new historical feature

In this 3-part historical series, Stephen Goss and Laura Snowden uncover the compositional and interpretive details inside one of the greatest pieces written for the classical guitar – Nocturnal.

The series features an extended exploration from Goss on Benjamin Britten and the compositional details he put into the piece. In part two, he is joined by Snowden who shares her experience studying the work with Julian Bream – its commissioner and dedicatee –and how his tutelage influenced her own artistic interpretation.

Altogether, this series provides a look into not only the details of the composition but also a window into the minds behind the creation of this piece: Britten and Bream.

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN'S NOCTURNAL

AN INTIMATE LOOK AT ONE Of the GREATEST masterpieces for CLASSICAL GUITAR

See Through The Lens Of A Composer

Renowned composer and guitarist Stephen Goss breaks down the compositional details he has uncovered from years of research.

Interpretive Insights From A World-Renowned Artist

Laura Snowden has been described as “linking guitar’s past, present, and future” and the "classical guitar's new champion."

Filmed At The Origin - Benjamin Britten's Red House

The entire production takes place in the legendary Red House where Benjamin Britten lived with Peter Pears while he wrote this very piece.

A Performance Unlike Any You've Seen Before

Filmmaker Ioannis Theodoridis brings his own interpretation to the music video, providing an additional creative flair to the entire production.
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