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Only Connect - Benjamin Britten <> Eric Fenby

How are these sitters connected?

Benjamin Britten
by Sarah Fanny Hockey
circa 1920
NPG 5137

Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin
by Unknown photographer
1970s
NPG x27595

The connection
Eric Fenby worked as amanuensis to the blind Delius, helping him produce his 3rd Violin Sonata.

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

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