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Billy Budd

Author: Benjamin BrittenE M ForsterEric CrozierIan BostridgeNathan GunnAll authors
Publisher: [England] : Virgin Classics, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daniel Harding leads an all-star cast in a stunning recording of Britten's operatic masterpiece.

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone.

" ... a good, often exciting performance ..."--BBC Music.

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Genre/Form: Live sound recordings
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; E M Forster; Eric Crozier; Ian Bostridge; Nathan Gunn; Neal Davies; Jonathan Lemalu; Gidon Saks; Matthew Rose, (Bass); Daniel Harding; Herman Melville; London Symphony Chorus.; London Symphony Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 261225279
Notes: Virgin Classics: 50999 5 19039 2 3 (50999 5 19040 2 9, 50999 5 19042 2 7, 50999 2 12611 2 1).
Opera in 2 acts, op. 50.
Ed. recorded: rev. version, 1961; Boosey & Hawkes.
Compact discs.
Program notes by Philip Reed, in English with German translation, and by Xavier de Gaulle in French, synopsis in the same languages, and libretto with French translation (123 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Ian Bostridge, tenor ; Nathan Gunn, Neal Davies, baritones ; Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone ; Gidon Saks, Matthew Rose, basses ; supporting soloists ; Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Daniel Harding, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live, Dec. 5-9, 2007, at the Barbican, London.
Description: 3 sound discs (165 min., 47 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Act One Act One (conclusion) Act Two.
Responsibility: Britten ; [libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier ; adapted from the story by Herman Melville].

Abstract:

Daniel Harding leads an all-star cast in a stunning recording of Britten's operatic masterpiece.

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone.

" ... a good, often exciting performance ..."--BBC Music.

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