Chester Music Acquires Rights in Works by Benjamin Britten
14th January 2010
Chester Music Limited has acquired exclusive worldwide rights in a number of works by Benjamin Britten following their reversion to the composer’s estate. Amongst these are international favourites Simple Symphony and A Boy Was Born as well as works such as King Arthur and Double Concerto for Violin and Viola .
This extends Chester’s relationship with the music of Britten which already includes scores such as Night Mail and Love from a Stranger .
Richard Jarman for the Britten-Pears Foundation said that he was looking forward to working with James Rushton and his team at Chester Music in developing this area of Britten's catalogue: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for us. We look forward to having the support of Chester Music's active promotional team under Gill Graham and its extensive international network, including its recently established operations in China.’
James Rushton commented: ‘We are really delighted. Opportunities to publish great works by one of the incomparable masters of the twentieth century are rare. This is a perfect fit with the international structure of Music Sales and we greatly value the chance to develop these works in new markets and new territories.’
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