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Britten: The Little Sweep; Cantata Academica
Britten: The Little Sweep; Cantata Academica

1 CD / Heritage / 2014-05-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Little Sweep, children's opera, Op. 45; Cantata academica, for voices, chorus & orchestra, Op. 62
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Lester, Harold; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Malcolm, George

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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; 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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Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas / Mouton, Gabrieli, Praetorius and Guerrero
Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas / Mouton, Gabrieli, Praetorius and Guerrero

1 CD / Chanticleer/Naxos / 2011-11-15

Works: Jean Mouton: Ave Maria Virgo Serena, for 5 voices; Jacobus Handl: Canite Tuba in Sion; Andrea Gabrieli: Quem vidistis, pastores, motet for 8 voices; Michael Praetorius: In dulci jubilo; Psallite unig...
Performers: Albinder, Frank; Bakkila, Ted; Baum, Kevin; Daniel, Mark; Fitch, Ken [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Freeman, Kevin; Gibler, Tim; Jennings, Joseph; Keller, Mark; Maund, Peter [Percussion]; Rickards, Steven; ...
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Ensemble: Chanticleer

Our Heart's Joy is an uplifting celebration of the music of Christmas, including works ranging from Renaissance motets to African-American spirituals and traditional carols. These...continue...
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Bravura Basses
Bravura Basses

1 CD / ABC Classics Import / 2011-07-26

Works: Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio); Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Le nozze di Fig...
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Coad, Conal; East, Angela; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Herford, Henry; Martin, Bruce; Myers, Raymond; Nimsgern, Siegmund; Pape, René; Parkin, David; Parsons, Geoffrey; Rh...
Conductors: de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Rudner, Ola; Measham, David; Divall, Richard; Franks, Dobbs; Solti, Sir Georg; Weigle, Sebastian; Cleobury, Stephen; Boult, Adrian; Gardiner, John Eliot; Greene, Andrew; Davis...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Jonathan Summers, Elizabeth Bainbridge
Britten: Peter Grimes / Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Jonathan Summers, Elizabeth Bainbridge

2 CD / Decca / 2011-07-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Robinson, Forbes; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Vickers, Jon
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

Full track lists and synopses n English, German and French.

A "powerful, heroic interpretation"-The Penguin Guide...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
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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...
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Region: All
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Griffey, Tierney, Page, Gorton and Tillinig / Wigglesworth
Britten: Peter Grimes / Griffey, Tierney, Page, Gorton and Tillinig / Wigglesworth

3 CD / Glyndebourne / 2010-10-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Dean, Stafford; Druiett, Michael; Griffey, Anthony Dean
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Mark

Recording information: Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, England (2000-06-??&2000-07-??&2000-)....continue...
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Immortal Fire: Music for Female Saints
Immortal Fire: Music for Female Saints

1 CD / Griffin Records / 2010-06-08

Works: Herbert Howells: Hymn for St Cecilia, for chorus; Salve Regina, for chorus; Judith Bingham: Margaret, Forsaken, for SS choir & organ; Flor Peeters: Toccata, Fugue and Hymn on "Ave Maris Stella", Op. ...
Performers: Alder, Katie; Colwell, Kathryn; Dickens, Emily; Filmer, Josie; French, Elizabeth; Gallear, Simon; Holliday, Jimmy; Kendall, William; Lumsden, Andrew; Nell, Tempe
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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: 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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In the Beginning / Nethsingha, Gloucester Cathedral Choir
In the Beginning / Nethsingha, Gloucester Cathedral Choir

1 CD / Avie Records / 2009-04-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Ildebrando Pizzetti: Composizioni corali (3), for chorus; Gerald Finzi: Lo, the Full Final S...
Performers: Birchall, James; Bourne, Frances; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Houssart, Robert; Smith, Allan
Conductors: Nethsingha, Andrew
Ensemble: Gloucester Cathedral Choir

The works on 'In the Beginning', the debut Avie release by the Gloucester Cathedral Choir, were all written in the shadow or the aftermath of...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 / EMI 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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EMI 427432B
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; Paavo, Järvi; 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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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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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: 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...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Britten: Owen Wingrave Op 85 / Hickox, Coleman-Wright, Gilchrist, Watson, Fox, Leggate, et al
Britten: Owen Wingrave Op 85 / Hickox, Coleman-Wright, Gilchrist, Watson, Fox, Leggate, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-06-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85
Performers: Coleman-Wright, Peter; Connell, Elizabeth; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pamela Helen; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Tiffin School Boys Chorus

Owen Wingrave was commissioned by BBC Television in 1966 and has been described as something of a Cinderella amongst Britten's operas despite an imaginative and...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Welser-Most/Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Welser-Most/Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House [DVD]

1 DVD Video / EMI Classics / 2007-11-06

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Magee, Emily; Muff, Alfred; Ventris, Christopher
Conductors: Welser-Möst, Franz
Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Orchestra

Premiered in 1945, Benjamin Britten's 'Peter Grimes' stands high amongst the outstanding operatic achievements of the 20th century. The tragic story of a poor, demented...continue...
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Britten: Let's make an Opera / A film by Petr Weigl [DVD]
Britten: Let's make an Opera / A film by Petr Weigl [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2006-11-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Let's Make an Opera
Performers: Ceredig, Huw; Flowers, Kate; Graham-Hall, John; Milne, Lisa; Palmer, Felicity; Richardson, Stephen
Conductors: Halsey, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Coull String Quartet

His 'Entertainment for Young People' written in 1949 and entitled 'Let's Make an Opera, Op. 45' is another example of his didactic approach to composition,...continue...
Run Time: 100 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
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AHM 102107
Copland: Simple Gifts / Halsey, et al
Copland: Simple Gifts / Halsey, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Coviello / 2006-11-12

Works: Aaron Copland: Old American Songs, Set 1; The Boatmen's Dance, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs); The Dodger, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs); Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecil...
Performers: Klußmann, Sophie; Leonhardt, Christoph; Mayers, Philip; Pfutzner, Thomas; Pulhmann, Sabine; Reim, Bianca; Scheidig, Axel; Schneider, Jörg; Schweda, Tobias; Timm, Michael; Voßküh...
Conductors: Halsey, Simon
Ensemble: ; Berlin Radio Chorus; Berlin Radio Female Chorus; Berlin Radio Male Chorus

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CVEL 40611
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
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Angels On High: A Robert Shaw Christmas
Angels On High: A Robert Shaw Christmas

1 CD / Telarc / 2006-08-29

Works: Traditional: O come, O come Emmanuel; The first nowell; What is this lovely fragrance?; While by my sheep; Randall Thompson: Alleluia; Eric Harding Thiman: Carol of the Birds; Guillaume Costeley: All...
Performers: Blalock, David; Borland, William; Carter, Donna; Chandler, Janice; Elrod, Pam; Mackenzie, Norman; Mayer, Sean; Murray, Katherine; Nealon, Patricia; Remy, Elisabeth; Soles, Nanette; Spalinger, Anne-Ma...
Conductors: Shaw, Robert
Ensemble: Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

Among the grand and brilliant choruses that are staple parts of any Robert Shaw Christmas concert are the quieter moments, lightly accompanied if at all,...continue...
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TLC 80461
English Choral Music / Robinson, Choir of St. John's College
English Choral Music / Robinson, Choir of St. John's College

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-03-22

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat in G; Justorum Animae, Op. 38/1; Edward Elgar: Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Give unto the Lord, Op. 74; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Call ("Come, my way"), song ...
Performers: Bungard, Jonathan; Clayton, Allan; Durant, Benjamin; Farrington, Iain; Geidt, James; Giles, Benedict; Goldring, William; Harrison, Ben; Lepage-Dean, Oliver; Lyon, Edward; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Tr...

The rich sounds of the highly acclaimed Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge can be sampled in this expansive collection, which explores the impressive legacy...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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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: 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 [Baritone Vocal]; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Drake, Bryan; Fischer-Dieskau, Di...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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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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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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British Composers - Rattle conducts Britten
British Composers - Rattle conducts Britten

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-08-01

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: Ballard, Jeremy; Cole, Peter; Donohoe, Peter; Fowke, Philip; Gomez, Jill; Hargan, Alison; Kasnowski, Michal; Kok, Felix; Tear, Robert; Warren, Wesley; White, Willard [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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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 Vocals]; 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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Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb / Choir of St. John's College
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb / Choir of St. John's College

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-06-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Te Deum in C major; Jubilate Deo; Antiphon, Op. 56b; Hymn to the Virgin; Festival Te Deum in...
Performers: Bungard, Jonathan; Farrington, Iain; Giles, Benedict; Goldring, William; Green, Malcolm; Harrison, Ben; Lepage-Dean, Oliver; Thomas, Reuben; Wall, Simon

Britten's large catalog of choral works spans the whole of his compositional career, much of his music in this genre employing sacred texts that were...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Vickers, Harper, et al
Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Vickers, Harper, et al

2 CD / Philips / 1999-06-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Cahill, Teresa; Dobson, John; Harper, Heather; Lanigan, John; Pashley, Anne; Payne, Patricia; Robinson, Forbes; Summers, Jonathan; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Vickers, Jon
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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Britten: Choral Edition Vol 1 / Spicer, The Finzi Singers
Britten: Choral Edition Vol 1 / Spicer, The Finzi Singers

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1997-02-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Peter, Op. 56a; A Hymn of Saint Columba; Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, ...
Performers: Carwood, Andrew; Cooper, Julie; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Lane, Carys-Anne; Lumsden, Andrew; Milhofer, Mark; Preece, Simon; Singers, Finzi; Vocal], Matthew Brook [Bass-Baritone; Yates, Belinda
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CHA 9511
Magnifical and Mighty / Calabrese, Britten Choir
Magnifical and Mighty / Calabrese, Britten Choir

1 CD / ACA Digital / 1996-11-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Te Deum in C major; Flower Songs (5), for chorus, Op. 47; Ned Rorem: Madrigals (4) on texts ...
Performers: Arnold, Elizabeth; Ashe, Susan; Floyd, Victor; Sprawls, Charles
Conductors: Calabrese, Alfred
Ensemble: Britten Choir
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ACD 20039
Britten: Peter Grimes / Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge
Britten: Peter Grimes / Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1996-04-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Barclay, Yvonne; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Collins, Anne; Connell, John; Fryatt, John; Graham-Hall, John; Harrison, Ned; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pa...
Conductors: Westrop, Stephen; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus

"Electrifying as their rivals are, the LSO singers seem just that much more arresting...the sense of total music-theatre is present throughout and it's excitingly laid...continue...
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Britten: Billy Budd
Britten: Billy Budd

3 CD / Video Artists International / 1995-01-31

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Alan, Hervey; Cameron, John; Dalberg, Frederick; Davies, Rhoderick; Drake, Bryan; Etheridge, Brian; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Flynn, Peter; Hobson, Alan; Jones, Emlyn; Langdon, Michael; Lewis, Ronal...
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VAI 1034
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Golden Vanity / Britten
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Golden Vanity / Britten

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 1993-05-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde, Op. 59; Golden Vanity, Op. 78
Performers: Alexander, Stephen; Angadi, Darien; Anthony, Trevor; Brannigan, Owen; Britten, Benjamin; Clack, Caroline; Emney, Mark; Jago, Barnaby; Lovell, Terry; O'Donovan, Eileen; Pinto, David; Pinto, Marie-Ther...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Chorus; English Opera Group Orchestra; Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Recordings of this delightful church parable Noyes Fludde (Noah's Flood) are extremely rare and none certainly are as authoritative as this one under the supervision...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem;  Berg: Violin Concerto;  Penderecki
Britten: War Requiem; Berg: Violin Concerto; Penderecki

2 CD / Berlin Classics / 1993-05-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Adam, Theo; Lovaas, Kari; Roden, Anthony; Scherzer, Manfred; Scholze, Hansjurgen
Conductors: Kegel, Herbert
Ensemble: Dresden Cathedral Boys Choir; Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra; Leipzig Radio Chorus; Leipzig Radio Orchestra
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BER 10122
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. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals];...
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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