Only Connect - Benjamin Britten <> Yehudi Menuhin

How are these sitters connected?

Benjamin Britten
by Sarah Fanny Hockey
circa 1920
NPG 5137

The connection
In 1945 Benjamin Britten and Yehudi Menuhin played at the recently liberated concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. Britten later confessed the experience ‘coloured everything he had written subsequently’.

Find out more about Britten connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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