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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; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Berkel...
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; Members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Member;...

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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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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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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Little Big Music - Britten, Holst, Lutoslawski, Kilar / Massimiliano Caldi, et al
Little Big Music - Britten, Holst, Lutoslawski, Kilar / Massimiliano Caldi, et al

1 CD / Dux (Poland) / 2009-04-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118; Witold Lutoslawski: Folk Melodies (5) arranged for string ...
Conductors: Caldi, Massimiliano

Recording information: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (10/2008)....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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LPO 0037
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Paavo, Järvi; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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EMI 175262C
Britten: 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
Karajan - Complete EMI Recordings 1946-84 Vol 1 - Orchestral Works
Karajan - Complete EMI Recordings 1946-84 Vol 1 - Orchestral Works

88 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-04-01

Works: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus; An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314; Kaiserwaltzer Waltz, Op. 437; Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz"; Künstlerleben, Op. 316; Wein, Weib ...
Performers: Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Blau, Andreas; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Braun, Manfred; Galway, James [Flute]; Gieseking, Walter [Piano]; Hauptmann, Norbert; Helmis, Fritz; Hongen, Elisabeth; Hotter, H...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.

The first volume of Karajan's complete catalog for EMI - 88 CDs of some of history's greatest orchestral recordings at a budget price....continue...

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EMI 120382A
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 [Conductor]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir [Teno...
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
Britten: Frank Bridge variations;  Bartók, Hartmann
Britten: Frank Bridge variations; Bartók, Hartmann

1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2005-07-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto Funebre for violin & string orchestra; Béla Bartók: Divertimento for String Orc...
Performers: Lunt, Beverley; Nikolic, Gordan; Stegenga, Herre-Jan; Wolfe, Richard; Zahn, Annette

"All the elements for a great recording are present here. Each of the three works is a masterpiece by one of the great composers of...continue...
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Britten: Bridge Variations, etc / Bedford, English CO
Britten: Bridge Variations, etc / Bedford, English CO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-06-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn); Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29...
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"These performances of the Frank Bridge Variations and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Steuart Bedford (taken from the old Collins Classics catalog)...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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MDG 9011275SA
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: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten

1 CD / JVC/XRCD / 2003-11-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; 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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JVC 226
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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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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PRL 0002
English String Music / Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
English String Music / Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta

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

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118; Frederick Delius: Aquarelles (2), for strings (arr. by Fen...
Conductors: Studt, Richard
Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
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NXS 8550823
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: 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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