1 CD / EMI Classics / 1993-09-18Works: Jeremiah Clarke: Suite in D major; Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Franz Schubert: Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria"; Felix Mendelssohn: ...
Performers: Allen, Nancy; André, Maurice [trumpet]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo Soprano]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bayco, Fredric; Parkening, Christopher; Parker-Smith, Jane; Parsons, Geoffrey [Piano]; Rawsthorne,...
Conductors: Auriacombe, Louis; Marriner, Sir Neville; ; Willcocks, David, Sir
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; English Chamber Orchestra; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Taverner Players; Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
10 CD / Decca Import / 1991-09-15Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"; Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"; Symphony no 3 in D minor; Symphony no 4 in G major; Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor; Symphony no 6 in A minor ...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Buchanan, Isobel; Harper, Heather; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Talvela, Martti; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Glen Ellyn Children's Choir
2 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-08-01Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-07Performers: Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Jones, Keith; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart
Gramophone Classical Music Guide
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...
2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-06Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Pet...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Good CD Guide
This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-05Works: 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
3 CD / Decca Import / 1989-04-05Works: Benjamin Britten: Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74; Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Bowman, David; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Brannigan, Owen; Britten, Benjamin; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Drake, Bryan; Fischer-Dieskau, Di...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
1 CD / Decca Import / 1987-12-14Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Cotrubas, Ileana; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
2 CD / Orfeo / 1987-05-11Works: Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Performers: Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Gardelli, Lamberto
Ensemble: Austrian Radio Chorus