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Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets; Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets; Massenet, Gounod, Tosti et al. / Francesco Meli, piano
Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets; Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets; Massenet, Gounod, Tosti et al. / Francesco Meli, piano

1 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-11-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Jules Massenet: Manon; Charles Gounod: Faust; Paolo Tosti: Canzoni-stornelli (3); Tristezza for voice & piano/orchestra; L'Ul...
Performers: Meli, Francesco; Pais, Matteo [Piano]

Francesco Meli is acclaimed for his mellifluous tenor in the French and Italian bel canto repertoire celebrated on this recital disc with songs and arias...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: Songs / Ian Bostridge, tenor; Antonio Pappano, piano; Xuefei Yang, guitar
Britten: Songs / Ian Bostridge, tenor; Antonio Pappano, piano; Xuefei Yang, guitar

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-05-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Winter Words, Op. 52; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61; Songs from the Chinese, song cycle...
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Yang, Xue Fei
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio

Ian Bostridge is one of the only few tenors who specialist in lieder. Known for his distinctive voice and performance style who finds the essence...continue...
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Benjamin Britten: My Beloved is Mine - songs / James Gilchrist, tenor; Anna Tilbrook, piano
Benjamin Britten: My Beloved is Mine - songs / James Gilchrist, tenor; Anna Tilbrook, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Linn Records / 2012-09-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: On this Island, Op. 11; Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Canticle I
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Tilbrook, Anna

The greatly sought-after tenor James Gilchrist pairs with pianist Anna Tilbrook to continue his highly acclaimed exploration of British song with a new recording of...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, UK (03/08/2011-08/10/2011)....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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Songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Britten and Hahn / Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Britten and Hahn / Matthew Polenzani, tenor

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2011-10-25

Works: Franz Schubert: Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1; Fischerweise, D 881; Der Einsame, D 800; Nachtstück, D 672; An Sylvia; Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98; Benjamin Britten...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Polenzani, Matthew

Wigmore Hall Live’s unrivalled reputation for capturing the world’s best song recitals is continued in its forthcoming October release from the distinguished lyric tenor, Matthew...continue...
Recording information: Wigmore Hall, London (05/01/2010)....continue...
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Britten: Winter Words / Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Six Folk Songs Arrangements / Nicholas Phan, tenor; Myra Huang, piano
Britten: Winter Words / Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Six Folk Songs Arrangements / Nicholas Phan, tenor; Myra Huang, piano

1 CD / Avie Records / 2011-09-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Winter Words, Op. 52; Come you not from Newcastle?, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3); Little Sir William, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1); Folksongs (7), Volume 1; Sonn...
Performers: Huang, Myra; Phan, Nicholas

Winter Words is the solo debut release by American tenor Nicholas Phan. The recording was made in the wake of a recital tour in 2010...continue...
Recording information: Bicostal Music, Ossining, NY, USA....continue...
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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
Composers in Person
Composers in Person

22 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Béla Bartók: Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38; Easy Pieces (10) for Piano, Sz 39; Romanian Dances (2) for Piano, Op. 8a/Sz 43; A Bit Drunk (Kicsit ázottan), burlesque for piano n...
Performers: Barrientos, Maria; Bartók, Béla [Composer]; Benbow, Edwin; Benedetti, Fernand; Bernac, Pierre; Bonneau, Georges; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Britten, Benjamin; Cahuzac, Louis; Charmy, ...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Hindemith, Paul; Khachaturian, Aram; Honegger, Arthur; Straram, Walther; Elgar, Edward, Sir; Coppola, Piero; Glazunov, Alexander; Villa-Lobos, Heitor; Pfitzner, Hans; Milhaud, ...
Ensemble: ; Percurama Percussion Ensemble

These 22 CDs offer a stunning range of modern composers performing their own works either on the piano, organ or violin, or else from behind...continue...
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Britten Abroad / Grittom, Padmore, Burnside
Britten Abroad / Grittom, Padmore, Burnside

1 CD / Signum Records / 2008-01-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Poet's Echo, song cycle for high voice & piano, Op. 76; Folksongs (8), Volume 2; Um Mitternacht, song for high voice & pi...
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Gritton, Susan; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]
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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: Song Cycles
Britten: Song Cycles

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; On this Island, Op. 11; Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84; Tit for Tat; Hen...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John

The names of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are forever linked by their personal and creative partnership. Composer and interpreter have rarely enjoyed so long-standing...continue...
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English Song Series 7 - Britten / Langridge, Bedford
English Song Series 7 - Britten / Langridge, Bedford

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-03-16

Works: Benjamin Britten: Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; If it's ever spring again, song for soprano or tenor & piano; Child...
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]

"Langridge has become the leading Britten tenor in recent years and has recorded much of Britten's music. He has a quite individual sound, pointed, a...continue...
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Britten: Winter Words, etc / Graham and Anthony Johnson
Britten: Winter Words, etc / Graham and Anthony Johnson

1 CD / Hyperion / 2001-07-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Canticle I; Folksongs (7), Volume 1; The Trees They Grow So High (Benjamin Britten); Little Sir William, for voice & piano (F...
Performers: Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]

"Anthony Rolfe Johnson gives wonderful performances of two of Britten's finest song cycles and the ardent Canticle I, consistently beautiful in vocal quality, and almost...continue...
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Argento: To be sung upon the water;  Britten / Stewart, Katz
Argento: To be sung upon the water; Britten / Stewart, Katz

1 CD / Phoenix Entertainment / 1996-05-21

Works: Dominick Argento: To Be Sung Upon the Water, for high voice, piano & clarinet; Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"
Performers: Donald Hassard; Ellen Shade; Katz, Martin [Piano]; Russo, Charles; Stewart, John [Tenor Vocal]
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