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Britten: Spring Symphony; Hymn to St. Cecilia; Choral Dances from 'Gloriana'
Britten: Spring Symphony; Hymn to St. Cecilia; Choral Dances from 'Gloriana'

1 CD / Heritage / 2014-05-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44; Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; Hymn to the Virgin; Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or ...
Performers: Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Procter, Norma; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Malcolm, George
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Britten: Piano Concerto; Diversions; Sinfonia da Requiem
Britten: Piano Concerto; Diversions; Sinfonia da Requiem

1 CD / Heritage / 2014-05-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Performers: Abram, Jacques [Piano]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Menges, Herbert; Britten, Benjamin
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HRIT 244
Britten: The Little Sweep; Cantata Academica
Britten: The Little Sweep; Cantata Academica

1 CD / Heritage / 2014-05-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Little Sweep, children's opera, Op. 45; Cantata academica, for voices, chorus & orchestra, Op. 62
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Lester, Harold; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Malcolm, George

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
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English Accents: Oboe Players in England during the 1950s, including Sidney Sutcliffe, Leon Goossens, Terence MacDonagh & Evelyn Rothwell
English Accents: Oboe Players in England during the 1950s, including Sidney Sutcliffe, Leon Goossens, Terence MacDonagh & Evelyn Rothwell

1 CD / Oboe Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Frederick Delius: Fennimore and Gerda; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in E flat, K 289; Concerto in C; Serenade in C minor, K 388; Johann Sebastian Bach: Canata no 82; Brandenburg Concerto no ...
Performers: Barnett, John [Conductor]; Bean, Hugh; Boughton, Joy; Brain, Leonard; Craxton, Janet; Dart, Thurston; Dobson, Michael; Goossens, Leon [Oboe]; Graeme, Peter; James, Natalie [Oboe]; Lord, Roger; Macdon...
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; ; Jones, Geraint; Minchinton, John; Davis, Colin; Britten, Benjamin; Haas, Karl; Gerhardt, Charles; Monteux, Pierre; Weldon, George; Neel, Boyd; Klemperer, Otto; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Collegium Musicum Londinii; Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble; London Baroque Ensemble; Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

To hear Michael Winfield playing Delius, Terence MacDonagh playing J.C. Bach, or John Barnett playing Benjamin Britten is to hear a masterclass in the art...continue...
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OBOE 2027
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, symphonic poem in C major, 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. 5...
Performers: Arbace, Libero; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bastianini, Ettore; Belkin, Boris; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Cesarini, Athos; Chiara, Maria; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Corena, Fernando; Curzon, Clifford [...
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: 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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Left to Play Solo
Left to Play Solo

1 CD / Membran / 2013-02-19

Works: Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano left hand; Benjamin Britten: Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21; Dinu Lipatti: Sonatina for piano, left hand
Performers: Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lipatti, Dinu [Piano]; Wittgenstein, Paul
Conductors: Walter, Bruno; Britten, Benjamin

Recording information: 1937-??-??&1943-??-??&1954-....continue...
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RED 233583
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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DEC B001649502
The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]
The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]

5 CD / HBDirect Import / 2011-11-15

Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos; Giacomo Puccini: La fanciulla del West; Turandot; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish";...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bell, Joshua [Violin]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Cabal...
Conductors: Argenta, Ataúlfo; Capuana, Franco; Maag, Peter; Martinon, Jean; Kertész, István; Willcocks, David; Ansermet, Ernest; Karajan, Herbert v.; Monteux, Pierre; Britten, Benjamin; Fist...
Ensemble: ; Les Talens Lyriques; Matrix Ensemble; Melos Ensemble of London; New London Consort; Vienna Octet

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in The Decca Sound box. 55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca Sound from the early days of...continue...
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HBIM 1153997
Sounds of the Sea
Sounds of the Sea

2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2011-09-27

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"; Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27; Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus; Claude Debussy: La Mer; Petite Suite...
Performers: Cole, Nadia; Haas, Werner [Piano]; Jones, Della; Klass, Myleene
Conductors: Brüggen, Frans; Khachaturian, Aram; Ansermet, Ernest; Britten, Benjamin; Wordsworth, Barry; Gergiev, Valery; Mackerras, Charles; Boult, Adrian; Vinden, Maurice; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Godfrey, Isid...
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HBIM 945669
The Very Best of Mstislav Rostropovich
The Very Best of Mstislav Rostropovich

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 1 in C; Concerto for Cello no 2 in D; Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Variations in F on 'Ein...
Performers: Carrington, Simon; Dedyukhin, Alexander; Devetzi, Vasso; Koch, Ulrich; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]; Percy, Neil; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Zybtsev, Alexey
Conductors: Rostropovich, Mstislav; Szell, George; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Bernstein, Leonard; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Karajan, Herbert von; Britten, Benjamin; Numajiri, Ryusuke; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; Cleveland Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra
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WRNC 94775
Benjamin Britten conducts Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten conducts Benjamin Britten

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2010-09-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Variations on an Elizabethan Theme; Imogen Holst: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme...
Performers: Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

Benjamin Britten conducting his own works is always an experience. While many recordings of the "composer-as-conductor" are available, this new recording features a program of...continue...
Recording information: Baden, Baden, Hans Rosbaud-Studio (12/01/1956)....continue...
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The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVD]
The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / Decca / 2010-07-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Owen Wingrave, Op. 85; The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles, Sir; Davies, Meredith
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

"This DVD is as close as we'll ever get to seeing how the originators visualized Peter Grimes. It has Peter Pears in the title role...continue...
Run Time: 545 min.
Picture Format:
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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute
Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

6 CD / HBDirect Import / 2010-06-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54; The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37; Canticle II, Op. 51...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Britten, Benjamin; Bush, Alan; Cable, Margaret; Cross, Joan; Dart, Thurston; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickson,...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Boult, Adrian; Norrington, Roger; Munchinger, Karl; Jochum, Eugen; Davis, Colin; Lutoslawski, Witold
Ensemble: ; Melos Ensemble of London

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a...continue...
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HBIM 1154120
Britten: Peter Grimes
Britten: Peter Grimes

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2010-01-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Baritone Vocal]; Studh...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

"Few opera recordings can claim to be so definitive, with Pears, for whom it was written, in the name-part, and a first-rate cast. Britten conducts...continue...
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Holnd Fstvl - A Dutch Miracle - Fifty Years - 1947-1997
Holnd Fstvl - A Dutch Miracle - Fifty Years - 1947-1997

7 CD / Globe / 2009-09-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella); Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera; Ernani; Falstaff; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro...
Performers: Alva, Luigi; Ameling, Elly; Andreolli, Florindo; Andriessen, Louis; Arnaud, Claudine; Barbieri, Fedora; Barick, David; Barwahser, Hubert; Beekman, Marcel; Benschop, Yvonne; Berberian, Cathy; Beretty,...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Molinari-Pradelli, F.; Rescigno, Nicola; Abbado, Claudio; Maderna, Bruno; De Waart, Edo; Berio, Luciano; Britten, Benjamin; Alldis, John; Duffalo, Richard; Friesen, Heinz; Leeuw...
Ensemble: American Wind Orchestra; ASKO Ensemble; Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus; Danzi Woodwind Quintet; English Opera Group; Ensemble InterContemporain; Ensemble Modern; Hague Residentie Orchestra; Instrumen...
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GLB 6900
Best Cello 100 / Various
Best Cello 100 / Various

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-07-28

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Ce...
Performers: Aveling, Valda; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Braley, Frank; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Capuçon, Gautier; Capuçon, Renaud; Carrington, Simon; Casals, Pablo [Cello]; Chang, Han-Na; Clei...
Conductors: Zukerman, Pinchas; Warren-Green, Christopher; Barbirolli, John; Brown, Iona; Linde, Hans-Martin; Kangas, Juha; Masur, Kurt; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Jansons, Mariss; Pesek, Libor; Davis, Andrew; Chun...
Ensemble: ; 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; English Chamber Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Gustav Mahl...
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WRNC 695251
Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group
Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group

3 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-09-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Ashton, Roy; Cross, Joan; Dowling, Denis; Evans, Nancy; Kraus, Otakar; Lawson, Catherine; Lumsden, Norman; Parr, Gladys; Parry, Elisabeth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Ritchie, Margaret; Sharp, ...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Orchestra

The current recording is of a performance given by the English Opera Group, conducted by the composer and directed by Basil Coleman, in the Theatre...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2008-07-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Pears, Peter, Sir; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

This is the first audio-visual recording of this essential opera, conducted by the composer. It is also the only version to star Peter Pears, who...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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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 [Harp]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Pete...
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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Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

2 CD / Decca / 2006-10-10

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Norman, Marcus; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Barito...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

"The Decca recording was one of the first great achievements of the stereo era. Few opera recordings can claim to be do definitive, with Peter...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Britten, LSO, et al
Britten: War Requiem / Britten, LSO, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2006-05-16

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]; Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Melos Ensemble of London

"Britten's own 1963 recording of the War Requiem comes near to the ideal. The digital remastering...brings added textural refinement and makes this recording sound newly...continue...
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Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Les Illuminations, Nocturne
Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Les Illuminations, Nocturne

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Les Illuminations; Nocturne, Op. 60
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ellis, Osian [Harp]; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]; Waters, Willie Anthony
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Britten, Benjamin

The three orchestral song cycles collected here are central to the Britten canon of recorded repertoire and whereas Pears' other recordings of the Serenade and...continue...
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ELOQ 4768470CD
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 Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten

1 CD / JVC / XRCD / 2003-11-25

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: Peter Grimes
Britten: Peter Grimes

2 CD / Decca Import / 2001-02-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Britten; Elms, Lauris; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Kells, Iris; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lanigan, John; Nilsson, Raymond; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Pease, James [Baritone Voca...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

Gramophone - James Jolly
Pear's heart-rending portrayal of Grimes central to a magnificent cast
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Britten: Les Illuminataions, etc /Barbirolli, Pears, Britten
Britten: Les Illuminataions, etc /Barbirolli, Pears, Britten

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les illuminations, Op. 18; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Barbirolli, John, Sir
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic

Britten's only rival as an interpreter of his own music on record is Stravinsky, yet in his Aspen Award speech of 1964, he stated that...continue...
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NMC 030
Britten: Serenade, Les Illuminations / Britten, Pears
Britten: Serenade, Les Illuminations / Britten, Pears

1 CD / Decca Import / 1993-06-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; Les illuminations, Op. 18
Performers: Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

If you're looking for the quintessential Benjamin Britten recording look no further. In one of Britten's most renowned compositions Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings...continue...
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DECI 4363952CD
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Golden Vanity / Britten
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Golden Vanity / Britten

1 CD / Decca Import / 1993-06-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde, Op. 59; Golden Vanity, Op. 78
Performers: Alexander, Stephen; Angadi, Darien; Anthony, Trevor; Brannigan, Owen; Britten, Benjamin; Clack, Caroline; Emney, Mark; Jago, Barnaby; Lovell, Terry; O'Donovan, Eileen; Pinto, David; Pinto, Marie-Ther...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Chorus; English Opera Group Orchestra; Wandsworth School Boys Choir

Recordings of this delightful church parable Noyes Fludde (Noah's Flood) are extremely rare and none certainly are as authoritative as this one under the supervision...continue...
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Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, etc /Britten

1 CD / Decca Import / 1990-05-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Soirées musicales, Op. 9; Matinées musicales
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bonynge, Richard
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DECI 4256592CD
Britten: The Turn of the Screw / Britten, English Opera
Britten: The Turn of the Screw / Britten, English Opera

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-07

Works: Benjamin Britten: Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
Performers: Cross, Joan; Dyer, Olive; Hemmings, David; Mandikian, Arda; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Vyvyan, Jennifer
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Orchestra
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-06

Works: 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

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Import / 1990-02-05

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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Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Britten
Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Britten

1 CD / Decca Import / 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

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DECI 4251002CD
Britten: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto / Richter, Britten
Britten: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto / Richter, Britten

1 CD / Decca Import / 1989-05-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15
Performers: Lubotsky, Mark; Richter, Sviatoslav
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
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Britten: Billy Budd / Britten, London SO
Britten: Billy Budd / Britten, London SO

3 CD / Decca Import / 1989-04-05

Works: 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
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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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