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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Good CD Guide
This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.

Gramophone Magazine
It hardly needs saying that Britten's direction of his piece is superlative...In this Dream, Britten combines the sense of atmosphere and beauty of tone...And it is an enthralling experience.


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>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
  • Performers: Owen Brannigan (Bass); Alfred Deller (Voice); Heather Harper (Soprano); Elizabeth Harwood (Voice); Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); David Kelly (Voice); Norman Lumsden (Bass); Kenneth MacDonald (Voice); Peter Pears (Voice); Keith Raggett (Voice); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Robert Tear (Tenor); Stephen Terry (Boy Soprano); Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano); Helen Watts (Voice)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1960