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Britten: String Quartet in F; Simple Symphony; Rhapsody; Phantasy; Quartettino / Emperor Quartet
Britten: String Quartet in F; Simple Symphony; Rhapsody; Phantasy; Quartettino / Emperor Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-09-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Rhapsody, for string quartet; Quartettino, for string quartet; Phantasy, for string quintet in F minor; Quartet for Strings in F major
Performers: Metcalfe, John
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Ensemble: Emperor Quartet

On two previous, highly acclaimed discs the British Emperor Quartet have released Benjamin Britten's three numbered string quartets. Their performances of these undisputed masterpieces of...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (04/2011)....continue...
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The Greatest Cello Concertos - Concertos by CPE Bach, Haydn, Schumann, Bruch, Bloch, Dvorak, Elgar, Prokofiev, Kernis et al. / Truls Mork, cello
The Greatest Cello Concertos - Concertos by CPE Bach, Haydn, Schumann, Bruch, Bloch, Dvorak, Elgar, Prokofiev, Kernis et al. / Truls Mork, cello

9 CD / Erato / 2014-01-28

Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172; Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 2") in B flat major, H. 436, Wq. 171; Concerto fo...
Performers: Bissill, Richard; Tonnesen, Terje; Truls Mork, Truls Otterbech [Cello]
Conductors: Labadie, Bernard; Brown, Iona; Paavo, Järvi; Jansons, Mariss; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Chung, Myung-Whun; Oue, Eiji
Ensemble: ; Les Violons du Roy

  • 9CD set - Features performances of Norwegian cellist Truls Mork, recorded for EMI, 1991-2008.
  • An essential concerto collection in fine performances and crisp sound.
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Britten: Cello Symphony; Cello Sonata / Zuill Bailey, cello; Natasha Paremski, piano
Britten: Cello Symphony; Cello Sonata / Zuill Bailey, cello; Natasha Paremski, piano

1 CD / Telarc / 2014-01-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 65
Performers: Bailey, Zuill; Paremski, Natasha
Conductors: Llewellyn, Grant
Ensemble: North Carolina Symphony

Zuill Bailey, one of the finest cellists alive today by Classical Net, adds a pair of major works for cello by Benjamin Britten to his...continue...
Recording information: Clonick Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, O (02/08/2013/02/09/2013); Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress energy Center for the P (02/08/2013/02/09/2013); Clonick Hall, O...continue...
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The Decca Sound 2 (2013): The Analogue Years (limited edition) [54 CDs]
The Decca Sound 2 (2013): The Analogue Years (limited edition) [54 CDs]

54 CD / Decca / 2013-11-19

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Phaéton, Op. 39; Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31; Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40; La jeunesse d'Hercule, symphonic poem in E flat major, Op. 50; Marche héroïque ...
Performers: Arbace, Libero; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bastianini, Ettore; Belkin, Boris; Bergonzi, Carlo; Cesarini, Athos; Chiara, Maria; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Corena, Fernando; Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; De Larr...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Solti, Georg; Haitink, Bernard; Stein, Horst; Weller, Walter; Dorati, Antal; Maazel, Lorin; ; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Mehta, Zubin; Gardelli, Lamberto; Santi, Nello; Creffield, Rosanne;...
Ensemble: ; Band of the Grenadier Guards; London Wind Soloists; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Vienna Octet (Members)

In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be...continue...
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Britten: Frank Bridge Variations; Lachrymae; Elegy for Strings; Simple Symphony; Two Portraits / Catherine Bullock, viola
Britten: Frank Bridge Variations; Lachrymae; Elegy for Strings; Simple Symphony; Two Portraits / Catherine Bullock, viola

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-11-19

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; T...
Performers: Bullock, Catherine
Conductors: Tonnesen, Terje
Ensemble: Camerata Nordica

This collection of works for string orchestra combines two of Britten's first masterpieces, Simple Symphony and the Frank Bridge Variations, with the even earlier Elegy...continue...
Recording information: Algutsrum kyrka, Sweden (01/2011); Oppmanna kyrka, Sweden (01/2011); Algutsrum kyrka, Sweden (2010-10-??&2012-10-??&2013-); Oppmanna kyrka, Sweden (2010-10-??&2012-10-??&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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Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) / I Musici
Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) / I Musici

1 CD / Dynamic / 2013-05-28

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Conductors: Anselmi, Antonio;
Ensemble: I Musici

The event of "I Musici" is something extraordinary. It's the oldest (or if you prefer most long-lived) chamber group still active. They opened the way...continue...
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Prokofiev, Britten: The Cello Symphonies / Daniel Muller-Schott, cello
Prokofiev, Britten: The Cello Symphonies / Daniel Muller-Schott, cello

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-02-26

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Muller-Schott, Daniel
Conductors: Saraste, Jukka-Pekka
Ensemble: ; WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln

Following up his recording of Britten's Cello Suites, Daniel Müller-Schott is now exploring other areas of the repertory opened up by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich....continue...
Recording information: Kölner Philharmonie (10/04/2011-10/07/2011)....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; Järvi, Paavo; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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Britten: Cello Symphony; Cello Sonata; Cello Suites nos 1-3 / Alban Gerhardt, cello; Steven Osborne, piano
Britten: Cello Symphony; Cello Sonata; Cello Suites nos 1-3 / Alban Gerhardt, cello; Steven Osborne, piano

2 CD / Hyperion / 2013-01-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 65; Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72; Suite for solo cello no 2, Op. 80; Suite for solo cello no 3, Op....
Performers: Gerhardt, Alban [Cello]; Osborne, Steven
Conductors: Manze, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Britten's long friendship with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was one of the most inspiring and fruitful musical collaborations in history. It led directly to the composition...continue...
Recording information: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (03/10/2012-03/11/2012); Henry Wood Hall, London (03/10/2012-03/11/2012); City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (2011-12-19&2011-12-22&2011-); Henry ...continue...
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Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-10-09

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

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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WRNC 402922
Mstislav Rostropovich: The Complete Decca Recordings
Mstislav Rostropovich: The Complete Decca Recordings

5 CD / Decca / 2012-03-13

Works: Franz Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821; Robert Schumann: Stücke im Volkston (5) for cello (or violin) & piano, Op. 102; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H...
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Richter, Sviatoslav; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Russian maestro's birth on 27 March 2012, Decca have collated all the recordings he made for Decca and...continue...
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Britten, Shostakovich: Cello Concertos / Johannes Moser, cello
Britten, Shostakovich: Cello Concertos / Johannes Moser, cello

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2012-01-31

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Moser, Johannes
Conductors: Inkinen, Pietari
Ensemble: ; WDR Symphony Orchcestra Colgne

Following his extraordinary, critically acclaimed recording of concertos by Martinu, Hindemith, and Honegger, the charismatic Johannes Moser returns with a stunning new release, featuring two...continue...
Recording information: Kölner Philharmonie (02/25/2011-03/02/2011)....continue...

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Historical Russian Archives: Rudolf Barshai Edition / Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Bartok et al. [10 CDs] (live, 1956 - 1974)
Historical Russian Archives: Rudolf Barshai Edition / Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Bartok et al. [10 CDs] (live, 1956 - 1974)

10 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Don Giovanni; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Concerto no 6 in G minor (from 6ème Pièces de clavecin en concerts); Gavott...
Performers: Barshai, Rudolf [Conductor/Viola]; Dobrokhotov, Boris; Dokshitzer, Timofei; Korneyev, Alexander; Lill, John; Moreira-Lima, Arthur; Morozova, Irina; Reshetin, Mark; Smirnov, Yevgeny; Vishnevskaya, Gal...
Conductors: Barshai, Rudolf
Ensemble: Moscow Chamber Orchestra

The Russian conductor Rudolf Barshai was born in 1924 and studied at the Moscow and Leningrad Conservatories. He quickly became part of a group of...continue...
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BLC 9010
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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English String Classics
English String Classics

1 CD / Apex / 2010-10-19

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; George Butterworth: Banks of Green Willow; Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E ...
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Britten: Cello Symphony; Cello Suite No. 1 / Pieter Wispelwey
Britten: Cello Symphony; Cello Suite No. 1 / Pieter Wispelwey

1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2010-08-10

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72
Performers: Wispelwey, Pieter
Conductors: Kim, Seikyo

Acclaimed Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey presents a disc of works written for and dedicated to the great Mstislav Rostropovich. The Cello Symphony marked Benjamin Britten's...continue...
Recording information: De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium & Doopsgezinde Kerk, Devent (11/29/2009/01/21/2010)....continue...
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Take Four Guitar Quartets
Take Four Guitar Quartets

1 CD / Ars Musici / 2010-02-23

Works: Alexander Tcherepnin: Bagatelles (10) for piano, Op. 5; Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Sonata no 1 in G major, BWV 525; Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings,...
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Ensemble: Take Four Guitar Quartet

Recording information: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Musikwerkstatt Schlosspark Ebnet, Fr (09/2001)....continue...
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ARM 232338
1967 Carnegie Hall Marathon / Rostropovich, Rozhdestvensky, et al
1967 Carnegie Hall Marathon / Rostropovich, Rozhdestvensky, et al

6 CD / Doremi / 2009-10-13

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Walter Piston: Variations for cello & orchestra; Boris Tchaikovsky: Partita for cello, piano, harps...
Performers: Adams, Glynne [viola]; Perlman, Itzhak; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Foss, Lukas [Composer]

At Carnegie Hall in 1967, Mstislav Rostropovich presented 30 cello concertos in eight concerts organized by impresario Sol Yurok. This 6-CD set includes 22 of...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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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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Divertimenti / Britten, Bacewicz, Bartok, et al. / Oyvind Gimse, TrondheimSolistene [Hybrid SACD] [Includes Blu-Ray Disc]
Divertimenti / Britten, Bacewicz, Bartok, et al. / Oyvind Gimse, TrondheimSolistene [Hybrid SACD] [Includes Blu-Ray Disc]

2 CD / 2 L Records / 2008-08-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Grazyna Bacewicz: Concerto for strings; Terje Bjorklund: Carmina for string quartet; Béla Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz...
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Ensemble: Trondheim Soloists (Trondheimsolistene)
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Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Lachrimae, etc / Quénelle, Minali-Bella, et al
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Lachrimae, etc / Quénelle, Minali-Bella, et al

1 CD / Fuga Libera / 2008-04-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; Two Portraits, for strings; Simple Sy...
Conductors: Quenelle, Laurent
Ensemble: European Camerata

This program, largely devoted to striking works of the youthful Britten, allows the listener to discover the exceptional talent of a string orchestra unlike any...continue...
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FLA 534
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2; Britten: Cello Symphony
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2; Britten: Cello Symphony

1 CD / Signum Records / 2008-01-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Walton, Jamie
Conductors: Briger, Alexander

Jamie Walton's latest venture with the Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Alexander Briger, covers two more contemporary Cello works; Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2, and Britten's...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (03/01/2008-03/02/2008)....continue...
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SIG 137
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: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, etc / Pople
Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, etc / Pople

1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-05-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Allison, Malcolm
Conductors: Pople, Ross
Ensemble: London Festival Orchestra

Ross Pople was handpicked at age 23 by Yehudi Menuhin to be principal solo cellist of the Menuhin Festival Orchestra, where his ability was given...continue...
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AVA 340520
Forty Years - Britten, etc / Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble
Forty Years - Britten, etc / Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble

1 CD / Gega New / 2005-08-01

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Overture-Suite for Strings and Basso continuo in G major, TV 55 no G 10 "Burlesque de Quixotte"; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Franz Schubert: Quartet ...
Conductors: Djurov, Plamen
Ensemble: Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra
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GEG 286
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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MDG 9011275SA
Classics - Britten: Cello Symphony, Death in Venice
Classics - Britten: Cello Symphony, Death in Venice

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-01-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

"This 1984 recording appears to have escaped ARG's scrutiny when first issued. It is good that Chandos has seen fit to bring it back. The...continue...
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Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Bedford, et al
Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Temporal Variations, for oboe & piano; A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Do...
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Dukes, Philip; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Randolph, Thomas; Philip, John; Greene, Robert; Burns, Robert
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

The works on this recording cover the entire span of Britten's published output - from the 'Simple Symphony' of 1934, to the string orchestral arrangement...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

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Music for Strings - Britten, Holst, etc / Budapest Strings
Music for Strings - Britten, Holst, etc / Budapest Strings

1 CD / Capriccio / 2002-01-01

Works: Frank Bridge: Old English Songs (2); Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118; A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings,...
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Ensemble: Budapest Strings
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CAP 10584
Britten: String Quartets Vol 2 / Maggini String Quartet
Britten: String Quartets Vol 2 / Maggini String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Quartettino, for string quartet; Alla Marcia, for string quartet; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94

Britten composed three numbered string quartets of very differing moods. The Third, dating from 1975, is mainly of a gentle disposition, inspired by the beauty...continue...
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Britten: Violin Concerto, Cello Symphony / Yuasa, et al
Britten: Violin Concerto, Cello Symphony / Yuasa, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-06-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Performers: Hirsch, Rebecca; Hugh, Timothy
Conductors: Yuasa, Takuo
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Britten was to write music in every genre, from Grand opera to simple folk-song settings, his catalogue of works including concertos for both piano and...continue...
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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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NIM 1751
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
Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Neel, Sargent, et al
Britten: Simple Symphony, etc / Neel, Sargent, et al

1 CD / Pearl / 1998-02-17

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Performers: Korchinska, Maria
Conductors: Neel, (Louis) Boyd; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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Orchestral Favourites Vol V - Britten's Four Sea Interludes
Orchestral Favourites Vol V - Britten's Four Sea Interludes

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 1996-11-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34; Peter Grimes; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Conductors: Boughton, William
Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra
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NIM 7017
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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BIS 420
20th Century String Music / Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
20th Century String Music / Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1994-06-03

Works: Béla Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113; Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; William Walton: Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V); Igor Stravinsky: Concert...
Conductors: Studt, Richard
Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
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Britten: Music for Strings / Thomas, Bournemouth Sinf
Britten: Music for Strings / Thomas, Bournemouth Sinf

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-02-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
Conductors: Thomas, Ronald [Violin]
Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
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Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Britten
Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Britten

1 CD / Decca Imports / 1989-05-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Cantata misericordium, for tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, strings, piano, harp & tympani,
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (1963-1964)....continue...
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DECI 4251002
Britten: Young Person's Guide to The Orchestra / Britten
Britten: Young Person's Guide to The Orchestra / Britten

1 CD / Decca / 1986-12-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
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