Richard Rodney Bennett - 70th Birthday Composer Portrait

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Choral music has been a constant in Richard Rodney Bennett's output since his earliest days as a composer. Complementing Rolf Hind's performance of Noctuary for solo piano (based on Scott Joplin's Elite Syncopations), the BBC Singers perform a wide-ranging selection of Bennett's choral pieces, sacred and secular, several of them composed specially for the group, including arrangements of songs by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

BBC Singers

Rolf Hind (piano)

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).