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Britten: Spring Symphony; Hymn to St. Cecilia; Choral Dances from 'Gloriana'
Britten: Spring Symphony; Hymn to St. Cecilia; Choral Dances from 'Gloriana'

1 CD / Heritage / 2014-05-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44; Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Hymn to the Virgin; Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or ...
Performers: Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Procter, Norma; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Malcolm, George
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The Stream in the Valley' - Rare Irish & English Art Songs of Britten, Head & Ireland / Alison Browner & Sharon Carty, voices , Andreas Frese, piano
The Stream in the Valley' - Rare Irish & English Art Songs of Britten, Head & Ireland / Alison Browner & Sharon Carty, voices , Andreas Frese, piano

1 CD / Genuin / 2014-03-25

Works: John Ireland: In summer woods (How jubilant the summer sky), for soprano, alto & piano; There is a garden in her face, for soprano, alto & piano; Full fathom five, for soprano, alto & piano; Aubade, ...
Performers: Browner, Alison; Carty, Sharon; Frese, Andreas; Stillmark, Claudia [Cello]

Singers Alison Browner and Sharon Carty as well as the pianist Andreas Frese pay tribute to the great English art song tradition. On their new...continue...
Recording information: Ev. Kirche St. Peter zu Diez (06/24/2013-06/27/2013)....continue...
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GUIN 14300
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: Songs, Vol. 2 / Clayton, Johnston, Spence, Hulett et al.; Malcolm Martineau, piano
Britten: Songs, Vol. 2 / Clayton, Johnston, Spence, Hulett et al.; Malcolm Martineau, piano

2 CD / Onyx Classics / 2011-12-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a; Chamber Music V, song for soprano or tenor & piano; A Cha...
Performers: Atherton, Elizabeth; Clayton, Allan; Hulett, Benjamin; Johnston, Jennifer; Martineau, Malcolm; Mason, Benedict; Spence, Nicky; Tritschler, Robin

As before, on the second volume of Onyx's highly praised survey of all Britten's songs for voice and piano, the great song cycles rub shoulders...continue...
Recording information: Britten Studio, Snape Maltings (2010-01-14_2010-01-17&2010-)....continue...
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Britten: Noye's Fludde / Wilks, Wilson, Wyn, BBC Concert
Britten: Noye's Fludde / Wilks, Wilson, Wyn, BBC Concert

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde, children's opera, Op. 59; A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Performers: Alleyne, Susan; Anderson, Louisa; Ankier, Joanne; Barnett, Judy; Bate, Jennifer; Baylav, H. Cahit; Belas, Oliver; Berry, Christine; Blomiley, Nigel; Carson, Frank; Cass, Helen; Cinnamon, Emily; Clark...
Conductors: Wilks, Nicholas
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra members; Finchley Children's Music Group

"This production has the benefit of very strong voices in Benjamin Luxon - resonant and impressive as 'The Voice of God' and David Wilson-Johnson as...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes
Britten: Peter Grimes

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2010-01-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Baritone Vocal]; Studh...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

"Few opera recordings can claim to be so definitive, with Pears, for whom it was written, in the name-part, and a first-rate cast. Britten conducts...continue...
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Britten: Albert Herring / Manhattan School of Music Opera
Britten: Albert Herring / Manhattan School of Music Opera

2 CD / Vox Classical / 2009-01-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Altman, Scott; Balach, Nancy Maria; Bearden, Scott; Binford, Lynette; Dickerson, Kirsten; Hepler, Samuel; Pfund, Christopher; Powell, James; Rathus, Jordon S.; Sayers, Chris; Tirado, Jon-Michael; Ven...
Conductors: Gilbert, David
Ensemble: Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra
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VOXC 7900
Songs of Life / Mager, et al
Songs of Life / Mager, et al

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2008-12-30

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward the unknown region; On Wenlock Edge; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 100, "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" BWV 100; Cantata no 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" BWV ...
Performers: Apperson, Jim; Brown, Ellen; Friedeman, John; Mager, Eileen; Tharp, Lisa
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Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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Howells: A Spotless Rose; Paulus: Splendid Jewel, etc / Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale
Howells: A Spotless Rose; Paulus: Splendid Jewel, etc / Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2008-09-30

Works: Stephen Paulus: Splendid Jewel; Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin; Cecilia McDowall: Three Latin Motets, for chorus; Herbert Howells: Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus; Javier Busto: Marian Pieces (2),...
Performers: Branch, Sonia; Comeaux, Robert; Ewer, Cassandra; Herbert, Jacob W.; Lloyd, Rebecca; Markham, Caroline; Platt, Carol; Rinsema, Joel M.; Rugen, Kira Z.; Topping, David
Conductors: Bruffy, Charles
Ensemble: Phoenix Chorale

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Jean Belmont Ford's cycle Electa is a real discovery, performed with a naturalness and ease that carries one unerringly through very unfamiliar musical...continue...
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Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group
Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group

3 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-09-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Ashton, Roy; Cross, Joan; Dowling, Denis; Evans, Nancy; Kraus, Otakar; Lawson, Catherine; Lumsden, Norman; Parr, Gladys; Parry, Elisabeth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Ritchie, Margaret; Sharp, ...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Orchestra

The current recording is of a performance given by the English Opera Group, conducted by the composer and directed by Basil Coleman, in the Theatre...continue...
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Britten: Turn of the Screw / Harding/Mahler CO, Delunsch [DVD]
Britten: Turn of the Screw / Harding/Mahler CO, Delunsch [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2007-10-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
Performers: Delunsch, Mireille; McLaughlin, Marie; Miller, Marlin; Schaer, Hanna
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

"BelAir Classiques' DVD of a performance staged at the 2001 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence may not have (Petr Weigl's) consistent dramatic punch, but musically it's one of...continue...
Run Time: 108 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: France
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Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

2 CD / Decca / 2006-10-10

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Norman, Marcus; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Barito...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

"The Decca recording was one of the first great achievements of the stereo era. Few opera recordings can claim to be do definitive, with Peter...continue...
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Blest Cecilia - Britten: Choral Works Vol 1 / The Sixteen
Blest Cecilia - Britten: Choral Works Vol 1 / The Sixteen

1 CD / Coro / 2006-02-27

Works: Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin; A Hymn of Saint Columba; Hymn to St Peter, Op. 56a; Antiphon, Op. 56b; Te Deum in C major; Jubilate Deo; Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Festival Te Deum in E major,...
Performers: Berridge, Simon; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Crabtree, Libby; Daggett, Philip; Dean, Ruth; Jenkin, Nicola [Soprano Vocals]; Lane, Carys-Anne; Margaret Phillips, Margaret [Organ]; Miles-Jo...

"This perfectly marvelous compilation of religious choral music of Benjamin Britten is a most welcome return. Now called 'Blest Cecilia: Britten Choral Works 1", this...continue...
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Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Bedford, et al
Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Temporal Variations, for oboe & piano; A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Do...
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Dukes, Philip; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Burns, Robert; Randolph, Thomas; Philip, John; Greene, Robert
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

The works on this recording cover the entire span of Britten's published output - from the 'Simple Symphony' of 1934, to the string orchestral arrangement...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 [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
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: Peter Grimes / Davis, Winslade, Watson, LSO
Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Winslade, Watson, LSO

3 CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2004-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Buchanan, Alison; Davies, Ryland; Gillett, Christopher; Gunn, Nathan; Lemalu, Jonathan; Matthews, Sally; Michaels-Moore, Anthony; Rutherford, James; Watson, Janice; Winslade, Glenn; Wyn-Rogers, Cathe...
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus

"Hearing this performance in the theater would be a most satisfying experience, but in a recording one wants more. Any lover of Britten's music really...continue...
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Cambridge Singers A Cappella - Britten, Schumann, et al
Cambridge Singers A Cappella - Britten, Schumann, et al

1 CD / Collegium / 2002-09-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Johannes Brahms: Songs and Romances (12), Op. 44; Robert Schumann: Gesänge (4) for Double Chorus, Op. 141; Robert Lucas Pearsall: Lay a garland on h...
Performers: Ashton, Caroline; Deam, Donna; Pott, Charles; Smith, Angus; Spicer, Susannah
Conductors: Rutter, John
Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
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COL 509
Britten: Peter Grimes
Britten: Peter Grimes

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2001-02-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Britten; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Baritone Voca...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

Gramophone - James Jolly
Pear's heart-rending portrayal of Grimes central to a magnificent cast
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