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The Voice of Peter Pears - Dowland, Schubert, Britten, Grainger, Copland et al. / Peter Pears, tenor, Julian Bream, guitar; Benjamin Britten, piano
The Voice of Peter Pears - Dowland, Schubert, Britten, Grainger, Copland et al. / Peter Pears, tenor, Julian Bream, guitar; Benjamin Britten, piano

1 CD / Regis Records / 2014-05-12

Works: Thomas Ford: Faire Sweet Cruell for 4 voices & instruments; Philip Rosseter: What Then Is Love But Mourning; John Dowland: I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song); What if I nev...
Performers: Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]
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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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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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Britten: War Requiem; Spring Symphony; Young Person's Guide / Karel Ancerl, Czech PO
Britten: War Requiem; Spring Symphony; Young Person's Guide / Karel Ancerl, Czech PO

2 CD / Supraphon / 2013-07-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Tr...
Performers: Blachut, Beno; Cameron, John; English, Gerald; Kniplova, Nadezda; Subrtova, Milada
Conductors: Ancerl, Karel
Ensemble: ; Caech Philharmonic Orchestra

Benjamin Britten's music formed one of the pillars of the Czech Philharmonic's concert programs under its chief conductor Karel Ancerl. The Czech premiere of the...continue...
Recording information: Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague....continue...
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Hymn to the Virgin - Bruckner, Britten, Rachmaninov, Whitacre / Schola Cantorum, Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl [Blu-ray audio]
Hymn to the Virgin - Bruckner, Britten, Rachmaninov, Whitacre / Schola Cantorum, Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl [Blu-ray audio]

3 CD / 2 L Records / 2013-07-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin; Francis Poulenc: Salve Regina; Maurice Duruflé: Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10; Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque; Morten Lauridsen: O nata lux, for choru...
Performers: Kjaernes, Ludvik; Kjeldal, Magnus Dorholt; Marjavara, Mathilde Salmi; Sjovaag, Aste Jensen; Skretting, Eivind Michael [Vocals]; Stige, Ingrid; Stoylen, Eivind
Conductors: Dahl, Tone Bianca
Ensemble: ; Schola Cantorum

Thomas Aquinas writes in the Summa Theologica: "Music is the exaltation of the mind derived from things eternal, bursting forth in sound." The quotation most...continue...
Recording information: Gamle Aker Church, Norway (2011-01-??&2011-03-??&2011-)....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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Elementia (The Elements) - Choral works by Pizzetti, Schoenberg, Barber, Gorecki, Tippett, Webern, Stravinsky et al. / The Esoterics
Elementia (The Elements) - Choral works by Pizzetti, Schoenberg, Barber, Gorecki, Tippett, Webern, Stravinsky et al. / The Esoterics

2 CD / Terpsichore Records / 2012-08-28

Works: David Asplin: In nature's charm, for choir; Donald Skirvin: New world, for choir; Wheel of dreams, for choir; The delight song of Tsoai-talee, for choir; Cedar smoke and snowflake, for choir; Ildebra...
Performers: Aas, Erin; Anderson, Pam; Bailey, Becky; Brittsan, Jason; Burness, Meredith; Carroll, Skylar; Federici, Cathy; Flexner, Lisa; Galloway, Lane; Hitt, Tom; Jones, Scott; Maguire, Sean; O'Donoghue, Liz; ...
Conductors: Banks, Eric
Ensemble: The Esoterics

ELEMENTIA is a double CD set that encompasses some of the best works from The Esoterics' Season 2000 and features world premiere recordings of works...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...
Recording information: Barbican Centre, London (12/1995)....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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The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Christmas Traditional: Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; In...
Performers: Ashley, Charlotte; Coates, Sam; Collins, Luke; Crawley, Ben; De Menezes-Wood, Jakob; Fontannaz, Daniel; Geraghty, Steven; Ingles, Freddie; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; May, Elizabeth; McCarthy...
Conductors: Prizeman, Robert

The Arts Desk
The singing is generally great - you can detect a very slight rough edge to the boys' sound which is exactly as it...continue...
Recording information: The Music Place, London, England (05/2011-07/2011).

For an act famed for their angelic vocals and heart-warming celestial sound, it's a surprise that The Christmas Album ...continue...
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Missa Brevis: Caplet, Leighton, Delibes, Britten Fauré / Opstad, Whitehead
Missa Brevis: Caplet, Leighton, Delibes, Britten Fauré / Opstad, Whitehead

1 CD / Regent Records / 2011-11-08

Works: André Caplet: Mass for 3 voices "dite des Petits de Saint-Eustache-la-Forêt"; Kenneth Leighton: Missa Corneila, for chorus & organ, Op. 81; Léo Delibes: Messa brève, for 2 voices,...
Performers: Abadie, Paul; Bertrand, Julia; Hamiche, Laurie; Rabary, Anais; Whitehead, William
Conductors: Opstad, Mark

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
There's probably nothing this choir couldn't sing, and spectacularly well. They deliver clean, crisp singing, with perfect intonation and...continue...
Recording information: Temple du Salin, Toulouse, France (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)....continue...
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The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir [Deluxe Edition]
The Christmas Album / Libera boy choir [Deluxe Edition]

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-11-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Christmas Traditional: Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; In...
Performers: Ashley, Charlotte; Coates, Sam; Collins, Luke; Crawley, Ben; De Menezes-Wood, Jakob; Fontannaz, Daniel; Geraghty, Steven; Ingles, Freddie; Leadbeater, Stefan; Madine, Joshua; May, Elizabeth; McCarthy...
Conductors: Prizeman, Robert

The Arts Desk
The singing is generally great - you can detect a very slight rough edge to the boys' sound which is exactly as it...continue...
Recording information: The Music Place, London, England (05/2011-07/2011).

For an act famed for their angelic vocals and heart-warming celestial sound, it's a surprise that The Christmas Album ...continue...
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Music for Our Lady: Works by Gorecki, Hadley, Durafle, Langlais, et al.
Music for Our Lady: Works by Gorecki, Hadley, Durafle, Langlais, et al.

1 CD / Regent Records / 2011-10-11

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Totus tuus, for chorus, Op. 60; Patrick Hadley: I sing of a maiden; Maurice Duruflé: Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10; Judith Bingham: Ancient Sunlight, for or...
Performers: Carpenter, Martin; Clark, Dave [Chorus Soloist]; Corns, Thomas [Conductor]; Jack, Desmond; McGarrigle, William; Stubbs, Peter; Sutherland, Ruaraidh; Williams, Hannah; Williams, Isobel
Conductors: Corns, Thomas
Ensemble: Choir of St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick

The first choir at St. Mary's was founded in 1123 and the Church has a long tradition of musical excellence. They sing works dedicated to...continue...
Recording information: St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, England (2010-03-10_2010-03-11&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 / 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...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (04/1978/05/1978)....continue...
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Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2010-12-07

Works: Michael Praetorius: Musae Sioniae; Edward Henderson: Star Song, for chorus & jazz ensemble; Christmas Traditional: Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842); We've been a while a-wandering, c...
Performers: Blackburn, Fiona; Ching, Stephanie; Costanzi, Rita; Elektra Women's Choir; Ferreras, Sal; Goheen, Katherine; Henderson, Edward; Hominick, Eric; Kennedy, Holly; Kleer, Marianne de; Macaulay, Marlis; P...
Conductors: Edmundson, Morna; Loomer, Diane

Recording information: Ryerson United Church, Vancouver....continue...
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Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Fletcher, Dexter; Hart, Simon; Mead, Andrew; Pierre, Gregory; Watson, Nicholas
Conductors: Hickox, Richard

Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1990-11-13_1990-11-16&1990-)....continue...
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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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GRI 4049
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Haitink, Thomas Allen [Includes CD-ROM]

3 CD / EMI 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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A wonderfully sung Peter Grimes, with superb orchestral support
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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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Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera / Christian Curnyn, et al
Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera / Christian Curnyn, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera
Performers: Barnard, Thomas; Batho, Katy; Bickley, Susan; Evans, Bryn; Gardiner, Robert Anthony; Gibson, Siobhain; Hopwood, Paul; Jenkin, Kathryn; Jones, Leah-Marian; Lord, Bernadette; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-Bari...
Conductors: Curnyn, Christian

The popularity of Britten's three chamber operas proper (The Rape of Lucretia, Albert Herring and The Turn of the Screw) has tended to somewhat overshadow...continue...
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Midsummer Night / Kate Royal, et al
Midsummer Night / Kate Royal, et al

1 CD / EMI 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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The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc
The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Don Giovanni; Idomeneo; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Ser...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alan, Hervey; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Allin, Norman; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Baccaloni, Salvatore; Barabas, Sari; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Borriel...
Conductors: Busch, Fritz; Mudie, Michael; Goodall, Reginald; Beecham, Thomas; Vittorio, Gui; Pritchard, John; Haitink, Bernard; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Welser-Möst, Franz; Dove, Jonathan; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; English Opera Group Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Members; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orches...

The Glyndebourne Festival is a massive yearly event in both the British and international opera worlds, with stars from around the globe gathering to listen...continue...
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EMI 642182B
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
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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EMI 175262C
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: 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 / Opera Australia, Hannan, Haggart, Austin [DVD]
Britten: Turn Of The Screw / Opera Australia, Hannan, Haggart, Austin [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2008-07-29

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
Performers: Austin, Anson; Dixon, Wendy; Haggart, Margaret; Hannan, Eilene

Kultur presents the Opera Australia production of Benjamin Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw', a haunting adaption of Henry James' classic ghost story about a...continue...
Run Time: 113 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Country of Origin: USA
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KUL D4378
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

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Enchantment / Magdalena Kozená
Enchantment / Magdalena Kozená

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2006-05-09

Works: Charles Gounod: Cinq Mars; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; La Clemenza de Tito; George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesa...
Performers: Delgado-Boge, Claire; Gritton, Susan; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Kozena, Magdalena; Marcinger, Ludovit; Martineau, Malcolm; Massis, Annick; Parat, Edwige; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Minkowski, Marc; Swierczewski, Michel; Goebel, Reinhard; Stryncl, Marek; McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: ; Gabrieli Consort & Players; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; Musica Antiqua Köln ; Musica Florea

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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Britten: Albert Herring / Hickox, Gilchrist, Stephen, et al
Britten: Albert Herring / Hickox, Gilchrist, Stephen, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-02-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Bottone, Rebecca; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Collins, Anne; Evans, Rebecca; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Monk, Gregory; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Richardson, Stephen [Bass...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia

This is the first digital recording of Albert Herring. The recording was made following a series of live performances and the theatrical excitement that marked...continue...
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Britten: The Turn of the Screw / Britten, English Opera
Britten: The Turn of the Screw / Britten, English Opera

2 CD / Decca Import / 2002-09-10

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
Performers: Cross, Joan; Dyer, Olive; Hemmings, David; Mandikian, Arda; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Orchestra
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Britten: War Requiem, Spring Symphony, Five Flower Songs, Etc.
Britten: War Requiem, Spring Symphony, Five Flower Songs, Etc.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 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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Simply the Best Night at the Opera / Algana, Bartoli, et al
Simply the Best Night at the Opera / Algana, Bartoli, et al

2 CD / Erato / 1999-07-06

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Madama Butterfly; Tosca; Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, op...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bastin, Jules; Bogart, John-Paul; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Cura, Jose; Daniel, Susan; Dessay, Natalie; Domingo, Placido; Dubosc, Catherine; Gheorghiu, Angela; ...
Conductors: Domingo, Placido; Nagano, Kent; Viotti, Marcello; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Rizzi, Carlo; Lombard, Alain; Scimone, Claudio; Lenárd, Ondrej; Conlon, James; Foster, Lawrence; Barenboim, Daniel; Leppard,...
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Britten: Billy Budd / Nagano, Hampson, Rolfe-Johnson, et al
Britten: Billy Budd / Nagano, Hampson, Rolfe-Johnson, et al

2 CD / Teldec (USA) Import / 1998-05-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Voices, Northern
Conductors: Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra

Not since Britten's own recording (1967) has a recording of this work been undertaken. This particular recording is a world premiere of the original four-act...continue...
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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
Britten: The World of the Spirit, etc / Richard Hickox
Britten: The World of the Spirit, etc / Richard Hickox

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1997-01-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: An American Overture; King Arthur, suite for orchestra; The World of the Spirit, music for a radio program, for SATB soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Chilcott, Susan; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Singers, Britten; Stephen, Pamela Helen; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"...This release offers premiere recordings of a suite compiled by Paul Hindmarsh...This four-part, twenty-five minute work contains many befittingly stirring and colorful pages...conductor Hickox and...continue...
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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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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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Britten, Finzi, Holst: Choral Works / Hickox, et al
Britten, Finzi, Holst: Choral Works / Hickox, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-10-01

Works: Gerald Finzi: Requiem Da Camera; Benjamin Britten: Deus in adjutorium meum, motet for chorus (from "This Way to the Tomb"); Chorale on an Old French Carol, for double chorus; Cantata misericordium, f...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alley, John [Piano]; Barlow, Alison; Dorey, Susan; Hoult, David; Roberts, Edward; Singers, Britten; Tees, Stephen; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]; Ward, Nicholas [Conductor]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Britten Singers; City of London Sinfonia
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CHA 8997
Britten: Chamber Music / Helmerson, Holecek, etc
Britten: Chamber Music / Helmerson, Holecek, etc

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1991-05-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3; Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72; Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70; Songs from the Chinese, song cycle ...
Performers: Helmerson, Frans [Cello]; Hjelm, Jan-Olav; Holecek, Josef; Nilsson, Bo; Schele, Maria; Tilly, Rolf
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