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Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Les Illuminations / Peter Schreier, tenor; Gunther Opitz, horn
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Les Illuminations / Peter Schreier, tenor; Gunther Opitz, horn

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2013-12-10

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
Performers: Opitz, Gunther; Schreier, Peter [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Kegel, Herbert
Ensemble: ; Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

A most beguiling release crowning the Britten centenary. Les Illuminations and the Serenade for tenor, horns and strings are two of Britten's most enduringly popular...continue...
Recording information: Heilandskirche, Leipzig, Germany (11/03/1967)....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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Henze: Being Beauteous; Britten Les Illuminations; Castiglioni: Terzina; Szymanowski / Anu Komsi, soprano
Henze: Being Beauteous; Britten Les Illuminations; Castiglioni: Terzina; Szymanowski / Anu Komsi, soprano

1 Super Audio CD / Alba / 2012-06-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Hans Werner Henze: Being Beauteous; Arnold Schoenberg: Herzgewächse, song for soprano, celesta, harp & harmonium, Op. 20; Niccolò Castiglioni: Terzina, ...
Performers: Komsi, Anu [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Kangas, Juha; Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: ; Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Finnish soprano Anu Komsi is equally at home on both opera and concert stages where she has appeared regularly all over Europe and the United...continue...
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Barber: Summer of 1915; Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete; Britten: Les Illuminations / Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano
Barber: Summer of 1915; Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete; Britten: Les Illuminations / Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano

1 CD / Aeon / 2012-01-10

Works: Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24; Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle; Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations
Performers: Gillet, Anne-Catherine
Conductors: Daniel, Paul

On the concert platform and on disc, Anne-Catherine Gillet radiates spontaneity, luminosity and enthusiasm in a way that is more than communicative. This outstanding recording...continue...
Recording information: Salle Philharmonique de Liège (09/06/2010-09/11/2010)....continue...
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Britten: Les Illuminations
Britten: Les Illuminations

1 CD / ATMA / 2010-08-31

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Now sleeps the crimson petal, song for tenor, ...
Performers: Gauvin, Karina; Giguère, Pascale; Marsolais, Louis-Philippe
Conductors: Zeitouni, Jean-Marie

"Gauvin is a seductive interpreter of [Les Illuminations]. Her glinting sound gives a diamantine shimmer to the heroic passages, yet she never sacrifices the essential...continue...
Recording information: Salle Raoul-Jobin, Palais Montcalm, Québec, Quebec, Can (04/2009)....continue...
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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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Susan Gritton Sings Britten, Finzi, Delius
Susan Gritton Sings Britten, Finzi, Delius

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-04-27

Works: Gerald Finzi: Dies Natalis, cantata for soprano (or tenor) & string orchestra, Op. 8; Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Chansons Françaises (4), for voice & orchestra; Frederick Delius: A Lat...
Performers: Gritton, Susan
Conductors: Gardner, Edward

"Gritton's performance [of Les illuminations) is lustrous and joyous, a precociously talented young man's music brilliantly presented." -The Guardian ****

"...there is much to admire...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London (11/20/2009-11/22/2009)....continue...
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Unknown Britten
Unknown Britten

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-10-06

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Phrase, for voice & orchestra (sketch for Les Illuminations, Op. 18; orchestration by C. Matthews); Aube, for voice & orchestra (sketch for Les Illuminations, Op....
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Francomb, Peter; Griffiths, Chris; Hind, Rolf; Piau, Sandrine; Thompson, Michael [Horn]; Watkins, Richard [Horn]
Conductors: Zehetmair, Thomas; Sehetmair, Thomas

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All the performances are superb. Sandrine Piau's stylish and imaginative interpretation of Les illuminations is one of the best soprano versions on disc, in...continue...
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Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Les Illuminations, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Pesec, Gomez, Mackie, Tuckwell, et al
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Les Illuminations, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Pesec, Gomez, Mackie, Tuckwell, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-08-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Nocturne, Op. 60; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; The Young person's g...
Performers: Gomez, Jill; Mackie, Neil; Tear, Robert; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]
Conductors: Whitfield, John; Bedford, Steuart; Tate, Jeffrey; Warren-Green, Christopher; Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble; English Chamber Orchestra; London Chamber Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Some of Britten's richest vocal chamber pieces, by splendidly idiomatic performers are followed on disc 2 by slightly less exceptional orchestral performances. Still,...continue...
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Britten: Double Concerto, Bridge Variations, Les illuminations / Jurowski, Matthews, Schoeman, et al
Britten: Double Concerto, Bridge Variations, Les illuminations / Jurowski, Matthews, Schoeman, et al

1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2009-03-31

Works: Benjamin Britten: Double Concerto, for violin, viola & orchestra in B minor (supressed by composer); Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Les Illuminations
Performers: Matthews, Sally; Schoeman, Pieter; Zemtsov, Alexander
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir

This live recording conducted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra's highly acclaimed Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, brings together three of Britten's early works. Written just before...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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WRNC 427432B
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 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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Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Les Illuminations, Nocturne
Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Les Illuminations, Nocturne

1 CD / Decca Imports / 2006-05-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Les Illuminations; Nocturne, Op. 60
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ellis, Osian; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]; Waters, Willie Anthony
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Britten, Benjamin

The three orchestral song cycles collected here are central to the Britten canon of recorded repertoire and whereas Pears' other recordings of the Serenade and...continue...
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DECI 4768470
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings / Rattle
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings / Rattle

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2005-11-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Nocturne, Op. 60
Performers: Baborak, Radek; Blau, Andreas; Bostridge, Ian; Fuchs, Wenzel; Langlamet, Marie-Pierre; Schweigert, Stefan; Welzel, Wieland
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The vocal music of Benjamin Britten is central to Ian Bostridges repertoire; he has already recorded a number of Britten works in his growing discography....continue...
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Britten: Les Illuminations, etc / Kofman, Hirzel, et al
Britten: Les Illuminations, etc / Kofman, Hirzel, et al

1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2005-02-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Les Illuminations; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
Performers: Hirzel, Franziska
Conductors: Kofman, Roman
Ensemble: Kiev Chamber Orchestra

Roman Kofman was the concertmaster of the Kiev Chamber Orchestra from its founding in 1963 and became the artistic director and conductor in 1990. He...continue...
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Britten: Les Illuminations, etc / Kofman, et al
Britten: Les Illuminations, etc / Kofman, et al

1 CD / MD&G / 2004-11-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Les Illuminations; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
Conductors: Kofman, Roman
Ensemble: Kiev Chamber Orchestra

The Kiev Chamber Orchestra is the leading musical group in the Ukraine....continue...
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MDG 6011275
Britten: The Complete Orchestral Song Cycles Vol 1/ Bedford
Britten: The Complete Orchestral Song Cycles Vol 1/ Bedford

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-09-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Chansons Françaises (4), for voice & orchestra; Our Hunting Fathers, song cycle for high voice & orchestra, Op. 8; Les Illuminations
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

"Lott is still in fine vocal shape, and again she sings in a precise, pointed way, full of arch humor. In 'Our Hunting Fathers' Bryn-Julson...continue...
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Classics - Britten: Les Illuminations, Serenade, etc
Classics - Britten: Les Illuminations, Serenade, etc

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-05-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Chansons Françaises (4), for voice & orchestra; Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
Performers: Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Thompson, Michael [Horn]
Conductors: Thompson, Bryden
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

"Johnson shows his virtuosity, singing with bright beauty of tone and a careful sensitivity to the text, fully aware of the possibilites and realizing them...continue...
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La vie est une parade /Patrice Michaels, Paul Freeman, et al
La vie est une parade /Patrice Michaels, Paul Freeman, et al

1 CD / Cedille / 2003-01-01

Works: Erik Satie: La diva de l'Empire, song for voice & piano; Café-concert songs (3); Mélodies (3); Mélodies (3) of 1886, for voice & piano; Les Fleurs, for voice & piano; Chanson médi...
Performers: Michaels, Patrice
Conductors: ; Feeman, Paul
Ensemble: ; Chicago Chamber Musicians
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CDL 070
A Portrait of Britten / William Boughton, et al
A Portrait of Britten / William Boughton, et al

3 CD / Nimbus Records / 1999-06-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; P...
Performers: Campbell, David; Hadley, Jerry; Halstead, Anthony [Horn/Conductor]; Hamburger, Peter; Hirst, Michael; Masters, Rachel; Roberts, Stephen; Rubach, Keith
Conductors: Boughton, William
Ensemble: English String Orchestra; English Symphony Orchestra

This varied and generous program of Britten's works encompasses the whole of the composer's distinguished career. This specially priced portrait features tenor Jerry Hadley in...continue...
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NIM 1751
Maggie Teyte in Concert
Maggie Teyte in Concert

1 CD / Video Artists International / 1995-11-20

Works: André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Zémire et Azor, opera in 4 acts; Anonymous: Si l'on avait l'audace; Quand j'étais chez mon père; Bon jour, saison; Gabriel Fauré: La chanson...
Performers: Ranck, John; Reeves, George; Teyte, Maggie
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VAI 1063
Barber: Souvenirs, Canzonetta;  Britten: Illuminations, etc
Barber: Souvenirs, Canzonetta; Britten: Illuminations, etc

1 CD / Phoenix Entertainment / 1993-05-10

Works: Samuel Barber: Souvenirs, Op. 28; Canzonetta for oboe & piano (arr. for oboe & strings by C. Turner), Op. 48 posth.; Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations; Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet & str...
Performers: Farley, Carole; Girdwood, Julia
Conductors: Serebrier, José
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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