3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-10-14Works: 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...
2 CD / Chandos Records / 1996-04-23Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Barclay, Yvonne; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Collins, Anne; Connell, John; Fryatt, John; Graham-Hall, John; Harrison, Ned; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pam...
Conductors: Westrop, Stephen; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
"Electrifying as their rivals are, the LSO singers seem just that much more arresting...the sense of total music-theatre is present throughout and it's excitingly laid...continue...