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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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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
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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 Turn Of The Screw / Field, Davies, Greager, Obata. Stuttgart Radio SO, Bedford [DVD]
Britten: The Turn Of The Screw / Field, Davies, Greager, Obata. Stuttgart Radio SO, Bedford [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
Performers: Davies, Menai; Field, Helen; Greager, Richard; Obata, Machiko
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

This interpretation of Britten's The Turn of the Screw by Michael Hampe was recorded in 1990 at the Schwetzinger SWR music festival in a co-production...continue...
Run Time: 122 min.
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AHM 102303
50 Best Organ Classics
50 Best Organ Classics

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22; Prelude and Fugue for...
Performers: Aveling, Valda; Bayco, Frederic; Bunney, Herrick [Chorus Master]; Cook, Melville [Organ]; Duruflé, Maurice [Composer/Organ]; Durufle-Chevalier, Marie-Madeleine; Eisenberg, Matthias; Germani, F...
Conductors: Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Bedford, Steuart; Plasson, Michel

This 3-CD set contains 50 tracks of some of the most popular compositions of organ music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics....continue...
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EMI 333162
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
20th Century Flute Concerti: Nielsen, Poulenc, Honegger, Ibert / Stinton
20th Century Flute Concerti: Nielsen, Poulenc, Honegger, Ibert / Stinton

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2011-03-08

Works: Carl Nielsen: Concerto for Flute, FS 119; Arthur Honegger: Concerto da camera for Flute, English Horn and Strings; Jacques Ibert: Flute Concerto; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano
Performers: Stinton, Jennifer
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart

Renowned flute master Jennifer Stinton delivers stunning renditions of four twentieth century masterpieces for the instrument....continue...
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Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2010-06-15

Works: Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar; Concierto pastoral, for flute & orchestra; Fantasía para un gentilhombre, for guitar & orchestra
Performers: Bonell, Carlos [Guitar]; Stinton, Jennifer
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart

The New York Times calls Carlos Bonell "A Guitarist of Superb Gifts". This CD presents winning concerti for two of the most popular instruments, guitar...continue...
Recording information: EMI, Abbey Road, London (1989)....continue...
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Holst: The Hymn of Jesus, Choral Symphony, etc
Holst: The Hymn of Jesus, Choral Symphony, etc

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-10-06

Works: Gustav Holst: The Hymn of Jesus, for 2 choruses, female semi-chorus & orchestra, Op. 37, H. 140; First Choral Symphony, Op. 41/H 155; The Wandering Scholar, opera, Op. 50, H. 176; At the Boar's Head,...
Performers: Burrowes, Norma; George, Michael [Vocals]; Hall, Peter; Johnson, David Wilson; Langdon, Michael; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Palmer, Felicity; Rippon, Michael; Ross, Elise; Suart, Richard; Tear,...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Boult, Adrian; Bedford, Steuart; Atherton, David
Ensemble: English Opera Group Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Here we present a number of pathbreaking recordings from the 1970s and 1981. The first CD presents The Hymn of Jesus under Sir Charles Groves...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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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
Charles Koechlin: Le Livre de la Jungle
Charles Koechlin: Le Livre de la Jungle

2 CD / Accord / 2008-04-14

Works: Charles Koechlin: La Loi de la Jungle, symphonic poem after Kipling, Op. 175; Les bandar-log, Op. 176; The Jungle Book, 3 symphonic poems (after Kipling), Op. 18; La Méditation de Purun Bhagat, ...
Performers: Texier, Vincent le; Trussel, Jacque; Vermillion, Iris
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
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ACC 4800792
Discover - Choral Music
Discover - Choral Music

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-08-28

Works: Gregorian Chant: Crux fidelis, inter omnes, hymn (GR 182); Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria... virgo serena, motet for 4 parts; John Taverner: Missa "Gloria Tibi Trinitas" for six voices; Christe Jesu, pas...
Performers: Bentch, Timothy; Cooper, Gary [Keyboardist]; Drabowicz, Wojciech; Kubiak, Barbara; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Nowacki, Piotr
Conductors: Helbich, Wolfgang; Antal, Mátyás; Oberfrank, Géza; Christophers, Harry; Halász, Michael; Drahos, Béla; Spering, Andreas; Rilling, Helmuth; Rahbari, Alexander; Talmi...
Ensemble: ; Alsfeld Vocal Ensemble; I Febiarmonici (Baroque Orchestra); The Sixteen

Discover Choral Music surveys and explains the development of choral music from medieval plainchant to contemporary favorites like John Rutter and Arvo Part, via Renaissance...continue...
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NXS 8558198
Discover - Opera
Discover - Opera

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Orazio Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso; Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Francesco Cavalli: Calisto; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux;...
Performers: Alperyn, Graciela; Amps, Kym; Banditelli, Gloria; Barr, Frank; Benackova, Gabriela; Biel, Ann-Christine; Bordogna, Paolo; Borst, Martina; Buchanan, Alison; Carmignani, Alessandro; Cigna, Patrizia; Da...
Conductors: Vartolo, Sergio; ; Medlam, Charles; Mallon, Kevin; Östman, Arnold; Halász, Michael; Segerstam, Leif; Zedda, Alberto; Humburg, Will; Rahbari, Alexander; Davis, Colin; Casadesus, Jean-Claude;...
Ensemble: ; Aradia Ensemble; London Baroque; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

For 400 years, opera has illuminated the innermost recesses of human existence. Once the sport of kings and princes, it now provides the soundtrack of...continue...
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NXS 8558196
Barber, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos / Stinton, Bedford
Barber, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos / Stinton, Bedford

1 CD / Regis Records / 2006-08-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for Violin in D minor
Performers: Stinton, Jennifer
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"... she [Jennifer Stinton] does make a fine sound in all registers and connoisseurs of flute playing should not miss this performance... one can certainly...continue...
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Britten: Violin Concerto, etc / McAslan, Bedford, et al
Britten: Violin Concerto, etc / McAslan, Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-09-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Benjamin Britten / Lennox Berkeley: Mont Juic, suite of Catalan dances for orchestra
Performers: McAslan, Lorraine
Conductors: Moore, Lloyd; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

"These performances were originally published in different pairings by Collins in 1990. All three works are from early in Britten's career. McAslan is heard in...continue...
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English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2
English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-07-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Folk Song Arrangements (8), for high voice & harp; The Holly and the Ivy, folksong arrangement for chorus; King Herod and the Cock, for unison chorus & piano; The Twelve Apostles, f...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Ellis, Osian; Feaviour, Margaret; Harris, Judith; Kirk, Vernon; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Norris, David Owen; Titus, Graham
Conductors: Joly, Simon; Barnett, Christopher; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: ; Northern Sinfonia

Britten was throughout his life drawn to folk song, possessing a special gift for word-setting and vocal writing. This release, and the first volume (8.557220),...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: 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: Piano Concerto, etc / MacGregor, Bedford, et al
Britten: Piano Concerto, etc / MacGregor, Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-04-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Johnson over Jordan, incidental music for soprano, flute & orchestra
Performers: MacGregor, Joanna [Piano]
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"...Comparisons with the incomparable apart, this latest Naxos reissue of still more Collins Classics material makes an easy top recommendation. The high standards of the...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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Britten: Serenade for Tenor, etc / Bedford, et al
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, etc / Bedford, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-02-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Nocturne, Op. 60; Phaedra, Op. 93
Performers: Fearon, Alan; Francomb, Peter; Haslam, David; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Frank [horn]; Murray, Ann; Plane, Robert; Reay, Stephen; Rhys, Christina
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia

This second volume of Britten orchestral songs features his two arguably best-known works in the genre, together with a major vocal work from the very...continue...
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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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Ancora - Saxton: Caritas, Violin Concerto, etc / Masson
Ancora - Saxton: Caritas, Violin Concerto, etc / Masson

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-10-01

Works: Robert Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ; I Will Awake the Dawn; Concerto for Violin; In the Beginning; Caritas
Performers: Bell, Galloway; Best, Jonathan; Bryson, Roger; Budd, Bruce; Cookson, Brian; Davies, Eirian; Gwynne, David; Hibberd, Linda; Little, Tasmin; Ormiston, Linda; Ventris, Christopher; Wilson, Paul
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Poole, John; Bamert, Matthias; Masson, Diego
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus
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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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Opera Classics - Britten: Turn of the Screw / Bedford, et al
Opera Classics - Britten: Turn of the Screw / Bedford, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-01-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
Performers: Cannan, Phyllis; Hulse, Eileen; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Pay, Sam; Secunde, Nadine
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra

"The orchestral playing is truly impressive - aggressive, wildly coloful with finesse and musicianship. Pay is simply heartbreaking in his final line, 'Peter Quint, you...continue...
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English Choral Music - Britten: St. Nicolas, etc / Bedford
English Choral Music - Britten: St. Nicolas, etc / Bedford

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-11-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42; Christ's Nativity, Christmas suite for chorus; Psalm 150, for children's chorus & instruments, Op. 67
Performers: Cullen, Joseph [Choral Conductor/Organ]; Feaviour, Margaret; Harris, Judith; Hind, Rolf; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Norris, David Owen
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir

"Performances here are simply glorious. Langridge is a most distinguished interpreter of Britten's music, fully identifying with the music and text." - Parsons, ARG...continue...
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Britten: The Turn Of The Screw [DVD]
Britten: The Turn Of The Screw [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2003-05-20

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
Performers: Davies, Menai; Field, Helen; Greager, Richard; Obata, Machiko
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart

This recording is of the Schwetzinger music festival in a co-production with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, and the Opera of Cologne in...continue...
Run Time: 108 min.
Region: 1, 3-8
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-04-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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DECI 425666
Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al
Opera Classics - Britten: Albert Herring / Bedford, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-03-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bonner, Yvette; Bowling, Temime; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gillett, Christopher; Gritton, Susan; Jones, Della; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice];...
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

"The musicians of the Northern Sinfonia treat the score very much as extended chamber music, with the instruments almost as characters in their own right....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
Beethoven, Schwindl: Flute Concertos /William Bennett, et al
Beethoven, Schwindl: Flute Concertos /William Bennett, et al

1 CD / Camerata / 1999-04-20

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Friedrich Schwindl: Concerto for flute & orchestra in D major
Performers: Bennett, William
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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Britten: Death in Venice
Britten: Death in Venice

1 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-02-07

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Jones, Keith; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart

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In his insert-notes, Christopher Palmer has pertinent things to say about the sexual climate of Britten's last opera, Death in Venice; but...continue...
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