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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Berkel...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Member;...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); The Pilgrim's Pr...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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Britten: Owen Wingrave / Pears, Baker, Harper, Luxon, Shirley-Quirk [DVD]
Britten: Owen Wingrave / Pears, Baker, Harper, Luxon, Shirley-Quirk [DVD]

1 DVD Video / HBDirect Import / 2009-07-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op. 85
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame; Harper, Heather; Luxon, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John

Based on a story by Henry James, 'Owen Wingrave' was commissioned by the BBC as an opera for television. Originally broadcast in color in 1971,...continue...
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono, Enhanced Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
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Britten: Billy Budd / Mackerras, Pears, Glossop [DVD]
Britten: Billy Budd / Mackerras, Pears, Glossop [DVD]

1 DVD Video / HBDirect Import / 2008-07-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Glossop, Peter; Langdon, Michael; Luxon, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

This recording was the first film of any Britten opera and is the only version to star Peter Pears, who originated the role of Captain...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4
Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

7 CD / Decca / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Cantata misericordium, for tenor, bar...
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Britten, Benjamin; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ellis, Osian; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir [Teno...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

This is the fourth volume in the Collector Editions series, devoted to the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. It features authoritative performances by the...continue...
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Britten: Song Cycles
Britten: Song Cycles

1 CD / Decca Import / 2006-05-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; On this Island, Op. 11; Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84; Tit for Tat; Hen...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John

The names of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are forever linked by their personal and creative partnership. Composer and interpreter have rarely enjoyed so long-standing...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, Nigel; Drake, Brya...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Britten: Billy Budd / Britten, London SO
Britten: Billy Budd / Britten, London SO

3 CD / Decca Import / 2004-09-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74; Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Bowman, David; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Brannigan, Owen; Britten, Benjamin; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Drake, Bryan; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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Original Masters - Janet Baker
Original Masters - Janet Baker

5 CD / Philips Import / 2003-11-25

Works: Giuseppe Giordani: Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra); Giulio Caccini: Amarilli mia bella, for voice & continuo (from Le nuove musiche); Alessandro Stradella: Ragion sempre addita; Domeni...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Dart, Thurston; Douglas, Nigel; Kraemer, Nicholas; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Nicklin, Celia; Sheen, Graham; Shirl...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Leppard, Raymond; Lewis, Anthony; Davis, Colin; Keefe, Bernard; ; Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; English Chamber Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; St. Anth...
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Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2003-04-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

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Drawing on a disciplined and dedicated response from his London Symphony forces, Hickox masterminds a stirring display (ideally balanced by the Couzens production team) that...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
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Britten: Death in Venice
Britten: Death in Venice

1 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-07

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: 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...
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-06

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Bass Vocal]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Voc...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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