Dr Kate Kennedy on Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
David Butcher, Britten Sinfonia's Chief Executive and Artistic Director talks to Dr Kate Kennedy (Weinrebe Research Fellow in Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford) about Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. We find out all about the poetry, music and themes, as well as why it's a brilliant introduction to Britten's music.
Kate Kennedy writes for BBC Music Magazine, and gives talks at literary and music festivals around the country, and at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Southbank Centre, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 3, on programmes such as Essential Classics, Composer of the Week, Music Matters, and the Proms Plus series. She is the consultant to Radio 3 for their First World War programming, and has appeared on BBC 2 and 4 television.
Music: Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings, performed by Mark Padmore and Britten Sinfonia. Harmonia Mundi (2012). Available to purchase here.
You can also listen to Britten Sinfonia and Mark Padmore performing Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings on Spotify here.