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Britten: Turn of the Screw / Harding/Mahler CO, Delunsch [DVD]

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"BelAir Classiques' DVD of a performance staged at the 2001 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence may not have (Petr Weigl's) consistent dramatic punch, but musically it's one of the strongest performances on CD or video... Conductor Daniel Harding's pacing of the opera is superb; it has rarely sounded so atmospheric and mysterious. The Mahler Chamber Orchestra plays with wonderful clarity and freedom; their performance makes it clear that the opera is no mannered exercise in English preciousness, as it can sometimes come off, but a genuine masterpiece. Musically, this version can be recommended without reservation, and aside from the weak portrayal of the ghosts, it's a dramatically powerful performance." -All Music Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 108 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: France



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>Britten, Benjamin : Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
  • Performers: Mireille Delunsch (Soprano); Marie McLaughlin (Soprano); Marlin Miller (Tenor); Hanna Schaer (Alto)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1954