Only Connect - Yehudi Menuhin <> Benjamin Britten
How are these sitters connected?
Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin
by Unknown photographer
by Sarah Fanny Hockey
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’.
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