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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Cello Symphony, Op. 68; Elegy for Viola solo; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Blatchly, Mark; Booth, Claire; Bostridge, Ian; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Dean, Stafford; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fullbrook, Charles; Gritton, Susan;...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Knussen, Oliver; Brown, Iona; Warren-Green, Christopher; Paavo, Järvi; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Kirchschlager, Bostridge, Britton, Purves, Russell, Coleman-Wright. Knussen
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Kirchschlager, Bostridge, Britton, Purves, Russell, Coleman-Wright. Knussen

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bostridge, Ian
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble

Ian Bostridge has continued to be a success in performing ever since his operatic debut in 1994. Collaborating with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna...continue...
Personnel: Sussie Ahlberg (vocals).

Recording information: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk (06/11/2011/06/13/2011)....continue...
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Sacred Treasures
Sacred Treasures

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus Vir (II), motet for 5 voices (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 269...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Argenta, Nancy; Bar, Olaf; Barley, Peter; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Connell, John; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Christie, William; Parrott, Andrew; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Herreweghe, Philippe; McCreesh, Paul; ; Norrington, Roger; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Tate, Jeffrey; Muti, Riccardo; Hickox, Richard; Prêtr...
Ensemble: ; Coppola e Il Suo Sestetto; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Il Seminario Musicale; Les Arts Florissants; London Classical Players; Schutz Consort; Taverner Consort; Taverner Players

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical...continue...

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Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Fletcher, Dexter; Hart, Simon; Mead, Andrew; Pierre, Gregory; Watson, Nicholas
Conductors: Hickox, Richard

Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1990-11-13_1990-11-16&1990-)....continue...
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Britten: Turn Of The Screw / Bostridge, Harding [Includes CD-ROM]
Britten: Turn Of The Screw / Bostridge, Harding [Includes CD-ROM]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track; [The Turn of the Screw] Synopsis & Libretto [CD-ROM track]
Performers: Bostridge, Ian
Conductors: Harding, Daniel

Recording information: Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk (01/17/2002-01/19/2002)....continue...
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Britten: Cello Symphony;  Elgar: Cello Concerto / Truls Otterbech Mork
Britten: Cello Symphony; Elgar: Cello Concerto / Truls Otterbech Mork

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Truls Mork, Truls Otterbech [Cello]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717; Amen; Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Longe mala umbrae terrores in G minor, RV 629; Pianti, sospiri, RV 676; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Messiah, HWV 56, Ora...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Blake, Rockwell; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Esswood, Paul; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lesne, Gérard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Corboz, Michel; Linde, Hans-Martin; Parrott, Andrew; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Herreweghe, Philippe; Ledger, Philip [Org...
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Vocale; English Chamber Orchestra; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galan...

The male voice hits an all-time high with this new collection from Virgin Classics. Starting as far back as 1902 with the last of the...continue...
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VCL 354762
Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn, Saks, Davies, Rose, Lemalu, London SO, et al
Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn, Saks, Davies, Rose, Lemalu, London SO, et al

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Benson, Laurie; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Charles, Oba Kush; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Elliott, Alasdair; Green, Adam; Gunn, Nathan; Jeffrey, Darren; Kean, Kyle; Lemalu, ...
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

After the award-winning recording of Britten's 'Turn of the Screw' (Virgin Classics, 2002), Daniel Harding and Ian Bostridge meet again for another Britten opera, this...continue...
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VCL 190392
In utero - Music for My Baby
In utero - Music for My Baby

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2004-07-13

Works: Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the animals; Gabriel Faur...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Biesebender, Volker; Bruder, Klaus; Fernow, Wolfgang; Gens, Veronique; Tomter, Lars Anders; Vignoles, Roger; Warren-Green, Christopher
Conductors: ; Warren-Green, Christopher; Brown, Iona; Pesek, Libor; Pommier, Jean-Bernard; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Rees, Jonathan; Ledger, Philip, Sir; Rickenbacher, Karl Anton
Ensemble: Avodah Trio; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Borodin String Quartet; English Chamber Orchestra; Fretwork; Harmoniemusic of London; London Chamber Orchestra; Nash Ensemble; Northern Sinfonia; Norwegian Ch...
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VCL 618242
Britten: Cello Suites 1-3 / Truls Mork
Britten: Cello Suites 1-3 / Truls Mork

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2001-01-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72; Suite for solo cello no 2, Op. 80; Suite for solo cello no 3, Op. 87
Performers: Truls Mork, Truls Otterbech [Cello]

"Mork is phenomenal. Not only does he overcome every massive technical obstacle with unprecedented assurance and verve...regularly outclassing Rostropovich for whom the Suites were written,...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording VCL 453992
 
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