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Vagabond' - Songs of Vaughan Williams, Britten, Quilter, Ireland & Finzi / Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone; Sharolyn Kimmorley, piano
Vagabond' - Songs of Vaughan Williams, Britten, Quilter, Ireland & Finzi / Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone; Sharolyn Kimmorley, piano

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: John Ireland: Sea fever, for voice & piano; The bells of San Marie, for voice & piano; The vagabond, for voice & piano; Roger Quilter: Shakespeare Songs (3) for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 6; G...
Performers: Kimmorley, Sharolyn; Rhodes, Teddy Tahu

Australia's award-winning singing sensation Teddy Tahu Rhodes is back with another sublime album. Following the phenomenal success of The Voice, this CD features a collection...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Christian Gerhaher, Emily Magee, Mark Padmoore. Mariss Jansons
Britten: War Requiem / Christian Gerhaher, Emily Magee, Mark Padmoore. Mariss Jansons

2 CD / BR Klassik / 2013-10-29

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Gerhaher, Christian; Hanft, Max; Magee, Emily; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Jansons, Mariss
Ensemble: Toelzer Knabenchor

To mark Britten's 100th birthday, Mariss Jansons conducted the composer's best-known and most moving work, War Requiem, in March 2013. In addition to the Bavarian...continue...
Recording information: München, Philharmonie im Gasteig (03/13/2013-03/15/2013)....continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, Steuart Bedford, Robert Murray, Alexandra Hutton [2013 Aldeburgh Festival]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, Steuart Bedford, Robert Murray, Alexandra Hutton [2013 Aldeburgh Festival]

2 CD / Signum Records / 2013-08-27

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Oke, Alan; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Waddington, Henry
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Opera North Chorus

A landmark recording in Britten's Centenary Year. Following the recording sessions for this disc - made in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, UK - the company performed...continue...
Recording information: Snape Maltings Concert Hall (06/07/2013/06/09/2013)....continue...
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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; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
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; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

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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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; Järvi, Paavo; 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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VCL 026792
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Concerto for Violin Op. 15; Saint Nicolas, Op. 42; A Ceremony of Carols, O...
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Brightman, Sarah; Brown, Timothy; Carter, Roy [Oboe]; Clark, James [Tenor Vocal]; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Ellis, Osian; Godlee, Julian; Haendel, Ida; Harper, Heather; Lenehan, John [Pi...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Brown, Iona; Bedford, Steuart; Berglund, Paavo; Willcocks, David; Pesek, Libor; Whitfield, John; Tate, Jeffrey; Previn, Andre; Hickox, Richard; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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Opera 2012 / Gheorghiu, Villazon, Damrau, Alagna, Dessay, Grigolo, DiDonato, Daniels
Opera 2012 / Gheorghiu, Villazon, Damrau, Alagna, Dessay, Grigolo, DiDonato, Daniels

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-04-03

Works: Gioachino Rossini: William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; La Cenerentola (Cinderella); Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Gaetano Doniz...
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Alagna, Roberto; Allen, Thomas; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Damrau, Diana; Daniels, David; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Domingo, Placido; Garanca, Elina; Gens, Veroni...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Ettinger, Dan; Ono, Kazushi; Viotti, Marcello; Pidò, Evelino; Morandi, Pier G.; Coppola, Anton; Armstrong, Richard; Bellincampi, Giordano; Curtis, Alan; Norrington, Roger; Faso...

Following the enormous success of the album OPERA 2011, Virgin Classics releases OPERA 2012. With 40 tracks, and over 2½ hours of operatic arias and...continue...
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis

2 CD / Decca / 2012-03-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Conway, Claudia; Ferguson, Carl; Long, Matthew [Vocals]; Newman, David; Rey, Sara
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Everything is heard with great clarity, the sensuousness of Britten's ravishing score, with all its mysterious harmonies and sonorities, is fully realized, action and reaction...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: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [2 DVD]
Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-06-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Elliott, Alasdair; Ens, Phillip; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jeffery, Darren; Johnson, Ben; Judson, Colin; Moore, John; Mosley-Evans, Richard; Paterson, Iain; Rose, Matthew; White, Jeremy
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Set on a British man-'o-war ship with an all-male cast, Billy Budd tells the story of pure good versus blind evil. The Herman Melville novel...continue...
Run Time: 200 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-06-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Elliott, Alasdair; Ens, Phillip; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jeffery, Darren; Johnson, Ben; Judson, Colin; Moore, John; Mosley-Evans, Richard; Paterson, Iain; Rose, Matthew; White, Jeremy
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Set on a British man-'o-war ship with an all-male cast, Billy Budd tells the story of pure good versus blind evil. The Herman Melville novel...continue...
Run Time: 200 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Britten: Death in Venice / Bruno Bartoletti, Marlin Miller, Scott Hendricks [DVD]
Britten: Death in Venice / Bruno Bartoletti, Marlin Miller, Scott Hendricks [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Dynamic / 2011-01-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Bittar, Francois; Hendricks, Scott; Miller, Marlin; Riga, Allessandro
Conductors: Bartoletti, Bruno
Ensemble: Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus; Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra

Run Time: 155 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0,
Subtitles: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
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DYN 33608
Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem
Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem

2 CD / Cascavelle / 2010-07-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem, Op. 66; Alban Berg: Early Songs (7)
Performers: Danco, Suzanne; Harper, Heather; Hemsley, Thomas; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest

Even though Ansermet was a great fan of Britten, he was never able to record his works because of their recording contracts with Decca. This...continue...
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CAS 3125
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track; [Peter Grimes] Synopsis and Libretto [CD-ROM track]
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Bovino, Maria; Dean, Stafford; Jenkins, Neil; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Keenlyside, Simon; Rayne, Patricia; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Walker, Sarah; Webster, Gillian; Wil...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard

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Personnel: David Greenwood (sound effects).

Recording information: Watford Town Hall (06/22/1992-06/28/1992)....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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Midsummer Night / Kate Royal, et al
Midsummer Night / Kate Royal, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-06-02

Works: William Alwyn: Miss Julie, opera; Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts; William Walton: Troilus and Cressida; Carlisle Floyd: Susannah; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Benjamin B...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Royal, Kate; Staples, Andrew
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"With recital discs, a singer can go in either of two directions: one path sticks to familiar territory, the other veers toward pastures new. Congratulations...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem, Young Person's Guide, Serenade, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al
Britten: War Requiem, Young Person's Guide, Serenade, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, et al

5 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-03-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: An American Overture; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14; Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21; The Building of the House, overture for cho...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Baborak, Radek; Ballard, Jeremy; Blatchly, Mark; Blau, Andreas; Bostridge, Ian; Cole, Peter; Donohoe, Peter; Fowke, Philip; Fuchs, Wenzel; Gomez, Jill; Hargan, Alison; Kasnowski, Micha...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

One of England's finest conductors conducting one of England's finest composers! Besides the three great song cycles ('Les Illuminations', 'Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings',...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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Britten: War Requiem / Shafer, Washington Chorus, et al
Britten: War Requiem / Shafer, Washington Chorus, et al

2 CD / Gothic Records / 2009-01-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Clement, Richard; Goerke, Christine; Stilwell, Richard
Conductors: Shafer, Robert
Ensemble: Maryland Boy Choir

Britten's 'War Requiem' is a setting of the traditional Requiem text and also contains settings of the verses of World War I poet Wilfred Owen...continue...
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GTHC 49241
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner 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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Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn, Saks, Davies, Rose, Lemalu, London SO, et al
Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn, Saks, Davies, Rose, Lemalu, London SO, et al

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: 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...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Runnicles/MET, Griffey, Racette, Michaels-Moore [2 DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Runnicles/MET, Griffey, Racette, Michaels-Moore [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Warner Classics / 2008-09-16

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Griffey, Anthony Dean; Michaels-Moore, Anthony; Racette, Patricia
Conductors: Runnicles, Donald
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Peter Grimes, Britten's second opera, is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of postwar opera, and its premiere 63 years ago marked a turning...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: War Requiem / Rilling, Dasch, Taylor, Gerhaher, et al
Britten: War Requiem / Rilling, Dasch, Taylor, Gerhaher, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Hanssler Classic / 2008-08-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Dasch, Annette; Gerhaher, Christian; Taylor, James [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Rilling, Helmuth; Engelen, Robin
Ensemble: Festivalensemble Stuttgart

Seldom performed or recorded, Britten's 'War Requiem' may be one of the largest and most shaking works of the 20th century. The work was an...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2008-07-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Pears, Peter, Sir; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

This is the first audio-visual recording of this essential opera, conducted by the composer. It is also the only version to star Peter Pears, who...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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The Best of Britten
The Best of Britten

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-06-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Peter Grimes; Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; The Young person's gu...
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Jones, Della; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Frank [horn]; Randle, Thomas [Tenor Vocals]; Russell, Lynda; Volle, Michael
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Scottish Festival Chorus

The outstanding English composer working in the mid-20th century, Benjamin Britten won a significant international reputation, whilst remaining thoroughly English in inspiration. Britten's composition...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra (b&w) [DVD]
Britten: War Requiem / Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra (b&w) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Video Artists International / 2007-10-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Curtin, Phyllis; Di Virgilio, Nicholas; Krause, Tom
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Columbus Boychoir; Pro Musica Chorus

"The orchestra was in mighty fine shape when Leinsdorf took over... in the summer of 1963 they sounded splendid together. Leinsdorf hit the orchestra like...continue...
Run Time: 90 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Country of Origin: USA
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Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon
Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Boy was Born, Op. 3; Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32; Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Wedding Anthem, Op. 46
Performers: Chance, Michael; Coxwell, Janet; Hayes, Quentin; Salmon, Philip; Seers, Mary; Trotter, Thomas; Unwin, Roderick
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers; Westminster Cathedral Choir

'This beautifully made record deserves the widest circulation. The sound these choirs make is of great beauty, and is captured in a flawless recording full...continue...
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Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...continue...
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NMC 112
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 [Baritone Vocal]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir ...
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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Discover - Opera
Discover - Opera

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Orazio Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso; Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Francesco Cavalli: Calisto; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux;...
Performers: Alperyn, Graciela; Amps, Kym; Banditelli, Gloria; Barr, Frank; Benackova, Gabriela; Biel, Ann-Christine; Bordogna, Paolo; Borst, Martina; Buchanan, Alison; Carmignani, Alessandro; Cigna, Patrizia; Da...
Conductors: Vartolo, Sergio; ; Medlam, Charles; Mallon, Kevin; Östman, Arnold; Halász, Michael; Segerstam, Leif; Zedda, Alberto; Humburg, Will; Rahbari, Alexander; Davis, Colin; Casadesus, Jean-Claude;...
Ensemble: ; Aradia Ensemble; London Baroque; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

For 400 years, opera has illuminated the innermost recesses of human existence. Once the sport of kings and princes, it now provides the soundtrack of...continue...
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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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Britten: Glorianan / Paul Daniel / Chorus of Opera North / English Northern Philharmonia [DVD]
Britten: Glorianan / Paul Daniel / Chorus of Opera North / English Northern Philharmonia [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2006-08-29

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, Op. 53
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bayley, Clive; Glanville, Susannah; McGilloway, Emer; Randle, Thomas; Roberts, Eric
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus

Phyllida Lloyd's acclaimed adaptation for film of the opera that Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the...continue...
Run Time: 140 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Ge...continue...
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Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al
Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2006-07-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sa...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bostridge, Ian; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Jackson, Richard; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Keenlyside, Simon; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Rolfe Johnson, An...

'Altogether a marvellous treat - Another Hyperion triumph' (Classic CD)

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Britten: Song Cycles
Britten: Song Cycles

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-23

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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English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2
English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-07-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp; The Holly and the Ivy, folksong arrangement for chorus; King Herod and the Cock, for unison chorus & piano; The Twelve Apostles, f...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Ellis, Osian; Feaviour, Margaret; Harris, Judith; Kirk, Vernon; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Norris, David Owen; Titus, Graham
Conductors: Joly, Simon; Barnett, Christopher; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: ; Northern Sinfonia

Britten was throughout his life drawn to folk song, possessing a special gift for word-setting and vocal writing. This release, and the first volume (8.557220),...continue...
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Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge
Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Adams-Barbaro, Jennifer; Allen, Ildiko; Batchelor, Julia; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowley, John; Chance, Michael; Charlesworth, Stephen; Charrier, Paul; Fallas, Richard; Feaviour, Marg...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Singers

"...Maybe Richard Hickox is getting bored with praise, but here's some more. This is another major achievement for him, taped last year in Blackheath Concert...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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Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias / Sir Thomas Allenl
Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias / Sir Thomas Allenl

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-02-22

Works: Charles Gounod: Faust; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Richard Wagner: Tann...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Sherratt, Brindley; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Parry, David

Sir Thomas Allen is a baritone admired and loved in equal measure. He is admired for the beauty of his voice, for the quality of...continue...
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CHA 3118
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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Our Dancing Day / The Memphis Boy Choir & Chamber Choir
Our Dancing Day / The Memphis Boy Choir & Chamber Choir

1 CD / Pro Organo / 2004-09-01

Works: Michael Praetorius: Psallite unigenito; Henry John Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's City, carol; Edgar Pettman: A Carol of Adoration, for chorus; John Rutter: Shepherd's Pipe Carol; Benjamin Britten:...
Performers: Austin, Libby; Compton, William; Guest, George; Happ, Alexander; Kreitner, Mona; Krieger, William; Ledger, Philip, Sir [Organ]; Lensch, Kristin; Memphis Boychoir; Nelson, Randall; Peyronnin, Addie; S...
Conductors: Ayer, John
Ensemble: ; Memphis Brass Ensemble

Personnel: Kristin Lensch (soprano, organ); Mona Kreitner, Addie Peyronnin, Libby Austin, Deborah Smith, Betty Page (soprano); William Compton, James Peebles, Adrian Killebrew, James Brinson, Gannon W...continue...
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POR 7169
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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Britten: Billy Budd
Britten: Billy Budd

3 CD / Orfeo / 2003-12-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Bankl, Wolfgang; Bork, Robert; Chen, Yu; Daniel, Boaz; Dickie, John [Tenor Vocal]; Halfvarson, Eric; Ifrim, Cosmin; Jelosits, Peter; Johnson, David Cale; Klausburg, Valentin; Monarcha, Janusz; Nuzzo,...
Conductors: Runnicles, Donald
Ensemble: Members of the Gregorianischen Choralschola der Wi
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ORF 602033
britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-04-08

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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Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al
Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-03-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bonner, Yvette; Bowling, Temime; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gillett, Christopher; Gritton, Susan; Jones, Della; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice];...
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

"The musicians of the Northern Sinfonia treat the score very much as extended chamber music, with the instruments almost as characters in their own right....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: War Requiem, Spring Symphony, Five Flower Songs, Etc.
Britten: War Requiem, Spring Symphony, Five Flower Songs, Etc.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2002-01-02

Works: Benjamin Britten: Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44; Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Flower Songs (5), for chorus, Op. 47; War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Lamke, Jurgen; Mitchell, Peter; Preston-Dunlop, Emma; Ross, Gill; Savage, Richard; Seal, Richard
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
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DGGI 459509
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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Britten: War Requiem / Shafer, Washington Chorus & Orchestra
Britten: War Requiem / Shafer, Washington Chorus & Orchestra

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-11-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Clement, Richard; Goerke, Christine; Stilwell, Richard
Conductors: Shafer, Robert
Ensemble: Maryland Boy Choir

A lot of people were surprised when this recording of Britten's "War Requiem", featuring the all-amateur Washington Chorus, the Shenandoah Conservatory Chorus, and the Maryland...continue...
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Britten: Billy Budd / Hickox, Langridge, Keenlyslide, et al
Britten: Billy Budd / Hickox, Langridge, Keenlyslide, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Keenlyside, Simon; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Tiffin School Boys Chorus

"...played, as here, with such incomparable polish by all concerned, and a proper respect for dynamics, balance and detail, 'Billy Budd' emerges as generously hearted...continue...
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