Author Topic: Arthur Benjamin  (Read 272 times)

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Offline Christo

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Re: Arthur Benjamin
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2020, 10:24:40 AM »
He was Australian but lived in England.
Whereas most Australians happen to be English people who happen to live in Australia, isn't it.  ;) Whatever, I love the symphony and all this talking about it makes me thirsty: will play it again tomorrow, this evening is reserved for Kodály.
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Offline calyptorhynchus

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Re: Arthur Benjamin
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2020, 01:03:56 PM »
Whereas most Australians happen to be English people who happen to live in Australia, isn't it.  ;)
I’m British born but have lived in Australia since 1991. I don’t feel very British any more  ;D
Recently I wrote to the Goldner String Quartet and asked them to consider playing the Benjamin SQ. The reply was fairly encouraging, so they might add it it to their repertoire (fingers crossed).