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Britten, Benjamin 1913-1976

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War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
269 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,723 libraries worldwide
Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( file )
210 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,081 libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
132 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,037 libraries worldwide
One of opera's most original Shakespeare adaptations comes to live in this broadcast with James Conlon conducting a youthful ensemble cast of rising stars, led by Iestyn Davies and Kathleen Kim as Oberon and Tytania, King and Queen of the fairies. The quartet of lovers is portrayed by Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Joseph Kaiser (Lysander), Erin Wall (Helena), and Michael Todd Simpson (Demetrius). Matthew Rose sings the donkey-headed Bottom and Riley Costello is the mischievous Puck
Peter Grimes : an opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of George Crabbe : op. 33 by Benjamin Britten( score )
152 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,025 libraries worldwide
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
107 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( file )
110 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( score )
110 editions published between 1362 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
A ceremony of carols ; Missa brevis and other choral works by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
191 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
A Ceremony of Carols for boys' choir and harp, op. 28. Text: various poets / A Boy was Born: Choral variations for chorus a cappella, op. 3. Text: var.poets / Rejoice in the Lamb: Cantata for soloists, chorus & organ, op. 30. Text: C. Smart
Young person's guide to the orchestra ; Simple symphony ; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
69 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
The wonderful world of music by Benjamin Britten( Book )
28 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and Serbian and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
A discussion of music, its terminology, history, theory, styles, appreciation, and means used to produce it
A ceremony of carols : op. 28 by Benjamin Britten( score )
163 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
A ceremony of carols ; Hymn to St. Cecilia ; Rejoice in the lamb ; Te deum ; Jubilate deo ; Missa brevis by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Noye's fludde : the Chester miracle play, op. 59, set to music by Benjamin Britten( score )
93 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Serenade : for tenor solo, horn, and strings, op. 31 by Benjamin Britten( score )
93 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
51 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings ; Les illuminations ; Nocturne by Benjamin Britten( file )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Les illuminations by Benjamin Britten( file )
36 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
"Texte enregistré
The music of Benjamin Britten by Peter Evans( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Britten by Michael Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Michael Kennedy describes Britten's childhood in Suffolk, his association with the young Left-wing intellectuals of the 1930s, particularly W.H. Auden, and his apprenticeship as a composer for documentary films. Then followed his three years in America with the tenor Peter Pears, their return to wartime England, and the sensational success of Peter Grimes. More operas followed, the English Opera Group was formed, and in 1918 Britten and Pears founded the Aldeburgh Festival. The flow of compositions - instrumental, choral, song-cycles, and operas - continued until his death in 1976." "In the second half of the book Michael Kennedy discusses Britten's music chronologically, from the childhood works to the culminating masterpieces, the opera Death in Venice and the Third String Quartet." "This revised edition incorporates new material on Britten's life and contains a new chapter covering his posthumously published works. All the reference sections have been updated, including the discography of Britten's performances of his own and other composers' music."--Jacket
Britten by Imogen Holst( Book )
3 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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B. Britten
Baron Britten of Aldeburgh
Bendžamin Britn
Bendžamins Britens angļu komponists, diriģents un pianists
Beniaminus Britten
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten angol zeneszerző, karmester, zongorista
Benjamin Britten Brits dirigent (1913-1976)
Benjamin Britten brittiläinen säveltäjä ja pianisti
Benjamin Britten brytyjski kompozytor i pianista
Benjamin Britten compositeur, chef d'orchestre, altiste et pianiste britannique
Benjamin Britten compositore, direttore d'orchestra e pianista britannico
Benjamin Britten en änglische Komponist
Benjamin Britten englischer Komponist
Benjamin Britten English composer, conductor, and pianist
Britens, Bendžamins 1913-1976
Britten, .. 1913-1976
Britten, B.
Britten, B. 1913-1976
Britten, B. 1913-1976 (Bendzhamin)
Britten, B. (Bendzhamin), 1913-1976
Britten, B. (Benjamin), 1913-1976
Britten, Bendžamin.
Britten, Bendžamin 1913-1976
Britten, Bendzhamin 1913-1976
Britten Benjamin
Britten, Benjamin 1913-1976
Britten Benjamin Edvard
Britten, Edward B. 1913-1976
Britten, Edward Benjamin.
Britten, Edward Benjamin 1913-1976
Britten, glazbenik
Brittens, B. (Bendžamins), 1913-1976
Britŭn, B. 1913-1976
Britun, B. 1913-1976 (Bendzhamin)
Britŭn, B. (Bendzhamin), 1913-1976
Britŭn, Bendzhamin 1913-1976
Buriten, Benjamin 1913-1976
Edward Benjamin Britten
Edward Benjamin Britten Komposer Inggris
Μπέντζαμιν Μπρίτεν
Бенджамин Бриттен
Бенджамин Бритън
Бенджамін Бріттен
Бенџамин Бритен
Бенџамин Бритн
Бриттен, Б 1913-1976
Бриттен, Б. (Бенджамин), 1913-1976
Бриттен барон 1913-1976
Бриттен, Бенджамин 1913-1976
Бриттен Э. Б. 1913-1976
Բենջամեն Բրիտտեն
בנג'מין בריטן
בנג'מין בריטן מלחין אנגלי
בריטן, בנג'מין 1913-1976
بنجامين بريتن
بنجامین بریتن
벤저민 브리튼
브리튼, 벤자민 1913-1976
브리튼, 벤쟈민 1913-1976
브리튼, 에드워드 벤저민 1913-1976
ブリテン, ベンジャミン
ブリトン, B.
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