To mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, The Strad has put together a series of videos exploring the composer's string works. Here, Yuri Bashmet and pianist Sviatoslav Richter perform Lachrymae for solo viola and strings.

Other performances of Britten's string works:

Janine Jansen performs the Violin Concerto

Kim Kashkashian performs Lachrymae

Natalia Gutman performs the Cello Sonata

The Amadeus Quartet perform the String Quartet no.2

Read our interview with Janine Jansen discussing Britten's Violin Concerto.

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