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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...
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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono, Enhanced Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
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Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux

3 CD / Glyndebourne / 2009-03-31

Works: Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Performers: Bredy, Rosine; Duval, Denise; Hoekman, Guus; Reynolds, Anna; Roux, Michel [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Wilbrink, Hans
Conductors: Gui, Vittorio
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

"Vittorio Gui does not bring a particularly Gallic sensibility to this performance of Pelleas et Melisande recorded at the 1963 Glyndebourne Festival, but he creates...continue...
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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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Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...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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British Composers - Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress
British Composers - Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress

2 CD / EMI Classics Import / 2000-10-17

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress
Performers: Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bishop, Christopher [Producer]; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Burrowes, Norma; Case, John Carol; Dickerson, Bernard; Eathorne, Wendy; Elwes, John; Engl...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian
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Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia
Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-11-01

Works: William Walton: The Bear, extravaganza
Performers: Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
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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

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
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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