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Britten: Peter Grimes (an open-air performance on Aldeburgh beach) / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes (an open-air performance on Aldeburgh beach) / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Allen, Giselle; Bedford, Charmian; Hutton, Alexandra; Keeble, Gaynor; Kempster, David; Oke, Alan
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Britten-Pears Orchestra

  • A winningly imaginative filmic interpretation of Benjamin Britten's ever-popular opera, the most successful opera of post-war Britain.
  • The Alderbergh Festival played host to this prod
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Run Time: 161 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
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Britten: Peter Grimes (an open-air performance on Aldeburgh beach) / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Peter Grimes (an open-air performance on Aldeburgh beach) / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus DVD / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Allen, Giselle; Bedford, Charmian; Hutton, Alexandra; Keeble, Gaynor; Kempster, David; Oke, Alan
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Britten-Pears Orchestra

  • A winningly imaginative filmic interpretation of Benjamin Britten's ever-popular opera, the most successful opera of post-war Britain.
  • The Alderbergh Festival played host to this prod
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Run Time: 161 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Germ...continue...
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AHM 108101
Britten: Violin Concerto; Four Sea Interludes / Matthew Trusler, violin;
Britten: Violin Concerto; Four Sea Interludes / Matthew Trusler, violin;

1 CD / Orchid Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Peter Grimes
Performers: Trusler, Matthew
Conductors: Kim, Seiko; Latham-Koenig, Jan
Ensemble: ; Flanders Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Britten's exile in America is explored in a new recording, released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth in November 2013. The...continue...
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ORPO 100037
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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Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Suite on English Folk Tunes
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Suite on English Folk Tunes

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-07-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90; Johnson over Jordan, incidental music for soprano, flute & orchestr...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Chandos features a varied selection of orchestral works by Benjamin Britten, performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Richard Hickox, to mark the great composer's...continue...
Recording information: Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (03/18/1993/03/19/1993)....continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Gillett, Christoper [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Hoare, Peter; Malvuccio, Francesco; Mihai, Simona; Okulitch, Daniel; Palmer, Felicity; Purves, Christopher; Winland, Ida Falk; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Ticciati, Robin
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scalla; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten’s operas on the...continue...
Run Time: 168 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French
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BOA 1103D
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Gillett, Christoper [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Hoare, Peter; Malvuccio, Francesco; Mihai, Simona; Okulitch, Daniel; Palmer, Felicity; Purves, Christopher; Winland, Ida Falk; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Ticciati, Robin
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scalla; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten’s operas on the...continue...
Run Time: 168 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French
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BOA 7119D
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem; Four Sea Interludes; The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Libor Pesek
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem; Four Sea Interludes; The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Libor Pesek

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductors: Pesek, Libor
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Benjamin Britten was one of the few 20th century composers to create a musical universe with works in many different genres that enjoy great popularity....continue...
Recording information: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (01/1989)....continue...
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EMI 353012B
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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VCL 026792
This England - works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten / Carlos Kalmar, Oregon SO
This England - works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten / Carlos Kalmar, Oregon SO

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 5 in D major; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes")
Conductors: Kalmar, Carlos
Ensemble: ; Oregon Symphony Orchestra

Pentatone releases its second album with the Oregon Symphony, playing 'This England.' PentaTone has already planned a third album with these forces in 2013 as...continue...
Personnel: Nancy Ives (cello).

Recording information: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon (2012-02-18_2012-02-19&2012-)....continue...
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PTE 5186471
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks

2 CD / EMI 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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EMI 402922
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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DEC B001572802
Britten: Works for Orchestra / Gardner/BBC PO
Britten: Works for Orchestra / Gardner/BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-03-29

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Peter Grimes
Performers: Murray, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward

Conductor Edward Gardner and cellist Paul Watkins join forces with the BBC Philharmonic to honor Benjamin Britten. Written for Mstislav Rostropovich, the Symphony for Cello...continue...
Recording information: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (07/14/2010/07/15/2010)....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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GLY 008-00
The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVD]
The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / Decca / 2010-07-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Owen Wingrave, Op. 85; The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles, Sir; Davies, Meredith
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"This DVD is as close as we'll ever get to seeing how the originators visualized Peter Grimes. It has Peter Pears in the title role...continue...
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1956 Nixa-Westminster Stereo Recordings Vol. 1
1956 Nixa-Westminster Stereo Recordings Vol. 1

3 CD / First Hand / 2010-06-08

Works: William Walton: Symphony no 1 in B flat minor; Edward Elgar: Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68; Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63; Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London T...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian

This important historical release contains a mouthwatering selection of classic English symphonic repertoire, with many recordings receiving their CD debuts. These 1956 Nixa-Westminster recordings hav...continue...
Recording information: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England....continue...
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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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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 / EMI 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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André Previn - The Great Recordings - The LSO Years 1971-1980
André Previn - The Great Recordings - The LSO Years 1971-1980

10 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie; Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Images for Orchestra; Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony ...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; English, Gerald; Haendel, Ida; Lloyd, Peter [Flute]; Loriod, Jeanne; Previn, Andre [Conductor/P...
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

On April 6, 2009 the musical world celebrated the 80th birthday of one of the most versatile musicians, Andre Previn. Born in Berlin but based...continue...
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EMI 679692
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
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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NXS 8556838
La Mer - Debussy, Britten, Mercuren / Nézet-Séguin, et al
La Mer - Debussy, Britten, Mercuren / Nézet-Séguin, et al

1 CD / ATMA / 2007-10-30

Works: Claude Debussy: La mer; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Pierre Mercure: Kaléidoscope, for orchestra
Performers: Benny, Marie-Andre
Conductors: Nézet-Séguin, Yannick

Recently appointed to replace Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin has won rave reviews for his masterful interpretations both...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony no 4;  Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Shostakovich: Symphony no 4; Britten: Four Sea Interludes

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-06-05

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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EMI 886762B
Bax, Britten, Bridge, Stanford / Handley, Ulster Orchestra
Bax, Britten, Bridge, Stanford / Handley, Ulster Orchestra

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra, H. 100; Arnold Bax: On the Sea-Shore, tone poem for orchestra (c...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Britten's Peter Grimes has been described as "the most successful of all modern English operas". The opera is distinguished by a series of Interludes, linking...continue...
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CHA 10426
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, Elgar / Järvi, Cincinnati SO
Britten, Elgar / Järvi, Cincinnati SO

1 CD / Telarc / 2006-09-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Peter Grimes; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Conductors: Järvi, Paavo
Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

"The Cincinnati SO has had a long tradition of performing British music, and here we have Britten's and Elgar's most popular orchestral works. Though that...continue...
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Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO
Shostakovich, Haydn, Britten / Kempe, BBC SO

1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-09-19

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Conductors: Kempe, Rudolf
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The exciting live studio performance of Shostakovich Symphony No.1 from 1965 is a new addition to Kempe's discography and is also being released to coincide...continue...
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BBC 41882
Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Britten, et al / Silvestri
Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Britten, et al / Silvestri

2 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-07-25

Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Malcolm Arnold: Beckus the Dandipratt Overture, Op. 5; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 2 in C ...
Conductors: Silvestri, Constantin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Constantin Silvestri, conductor and composer, was born in Bucharest and became conductor of the Bacharest Philharmonic. He also conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic and Hungarian State...continue...
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Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Bedford, London SO
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Bedford, London SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-05-17

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Performers: Ellis, Osian; Moore, Keiron; Taylor, Alex
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

The earliest of the works on this disc, the 'Sinfonia da Requiem', is a memorial to Britten's parents and the victims of war in Europe....continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Winslade, Watson, LSO
Britten: Peter Grimes / Davis, Winslade, Watson, LSO

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

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

"Hearing this performance in the theater would be a most satisfying experience, but in a recording one wants more. Any lover of Britten's music really...continue...
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Bernstein Collectors Edition - Sibelius, etc
Bernstein Collectors Edition - Sibelius, etc

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2004-05-11

Works: Jean Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43; Symphony no 5 in E flat major, Op. 82; Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Benjamin ...
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

"...such is the electricity generated in this performance [of the First Symphony] that one is swept away along, or perhaps I should say galvanized, by...continue...
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Britten: Four Sea Interludes, etc / Andrew Davis, BBC SO
Britten: Four Sea Interludes, etc / Andrew Davis, BBC SO

1 CD / Apex / 2002-05-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes")
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
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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: 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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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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Britten: Four Sea Interludes, etc / Handley, Bedford, et al
Britten: Four Sea Interludes, etc / Handley, Bedford, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-04-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet & strings, Op. 16 (withdrawn by composer); Death in Venice, opera, O...
Performers: Careau, Suzanne; Ellis, David; Golani, Rivka; Prevot, Christian; Stewart, Paul [Piano]; Turovsky, Eleonora
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Turovsky, Yuli; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici de Montreal; Ulster Orchestra
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CHA 2402
The Spirit of England II / William Boughton, et al
The Spirit of England II / William Boughton, et al

4 CD / Nimbus Records / 1997-11-01

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; The Perfect Fool, Op. 39; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b; Hubert Parry: An English Suite, for string orchestra; Gerald ...
Performers: Jones, Martin [Piano]
Conductors: Boughton, William
Ensemble: English String Orchestra; English Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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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 Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pam...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard; Westrop, Stephen
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: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Fredman, New Zealand SO
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Fredman, New Zealand SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-04-07

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); An American Overture
Conductors: Fredman, Myer
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Britten: Young Person's Guide, etc;  Pärt: Cantus / Järvi
Britten: Young Person's Guide, etc; Pärt: Cantus / Järvi

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1994-09-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Peter Grimes; Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
Performers: Truls Mork, Truls Otterbech [Cello]
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme
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Bernstein - The Final Concert / Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein - The Final Concert / Boston Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1992-08-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten

1 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-04-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Soirées musicales, Op. 9; Matinées musicales
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bonynge, Richard
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