1 CD / Decca Import / 2010-04-05Works: Benjamin Britten: Curlew River, Op. 71
Performers: Blackburn, Harold; Drake, Bryan; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Group
7 CD / Globe / 2009-09-01Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella); Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera; Ernani; Falstaff; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro...
Performers: Alva, Luigi; Ameling, Elly; Andreolli, Florindo; Andriessen, Louis; Arnaud, Claudine; Barbieri, Fedora; Barick, David; Barwahser, Hubert; Beekman, Marcel; Benschop, Yvonne; Berberian, Cathy; Beretty,...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Molinari-Pradelli, F.; Rescigno, Nicola; Abbado, Claudio; Maderna, Bruno; De Waart, Edo; Berio, Luciano; Britten, Benjamin; Alldis, John; Duffalo, Richard; Friesen, Heinz; Leeuw...
Ensemble: American Wind Orchestra; ASKO Ensemble; Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus; Danzi Woodwind Quintet; English Opera Group; Ensemble InterContemporain; Ensemble Modern; Hague Residentie Orchestra; Instrumen...
2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-04-29Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Performers: Ameling, Elly; Krause, Tom; Pears, Peter, Sir; Watts, Helen
Conductors: Münchinger, Karl
Ensemble: Lübeck Kantorei ; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-22Performers: Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Jones, Keith; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
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In his insert-notes, Christopher Palmer has pertinent things to say about the sexual climate of Britten's last opera, Death in Venice; but...continue...
1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-15Performers: Bowman, James; Britten, Benjamin; Ellis, Osian; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tuckwell, Barry
1 CD / Opus KURA / 2008-01-01Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; Sir Lennox Berkeley: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 44; Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Performers: Brain, Dennis; Horsley, Colin; Parikian, Manoug; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Neel, Boyd
Ensemble: Boyd Neel Orchestra; New Symphony Orchestra Strings
"The performances on this album are a pure pleasure. Dennis Brain is certainly one of the greatest horn players ever recorded, and one of only...continue...
1 CD / NMC Recordings / 1998-08-21Works: Benjamin Britten: Les illuminations, Op. 18; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Barbirolli, John, Sir
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic
Britten's only rival as an interpreter of his own music on record is Stravinsky, yet in his Aspen Award speech of 1964, he stated that...continue...
1 CD / Decca Import / 1993-06-08Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; Les illuminations, Op. 18
Performers: Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
If you're looking for the quintessential Benjamin Britten recording look no further. In one of Britten's most renowned compositions Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings...continue...