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Britten, Benjamin 1913-1976

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War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
210 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,064 libraries worldwide
Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
235 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,662 libraries worldwide
Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
The turn of the screw by Henry James( Sound Recording )
198 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,336 libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Peter Grimes : an opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of George Crabbe : op. 33 by Benjamin Britten( score )
151 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,955 libraries worldwide
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
102 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
122 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,558 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
A ceremony of carols ; Missa brevis and other choral works by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
183 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,531 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
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( score )
91 editions published between 1362 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,524 libraries worldwide
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 1,517 libraries worldwide
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
82 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
The wonderful world of music by Benjamin Britten( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
A discussion of music, its terminology, history, theory, styles, appreciation, and means used to produce it
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
166 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Text in Latin and English
Violin concerto by Benjamin Britten( file )
31 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
A ceremony of carols : op. 28 by Benjamin Britten( score )
131 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
104 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The young person's guide to the orchestra : variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell : op. 34 by Benjamin Britten( score )
69 editions published between 1595 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
The turn of the screw : op. 54, an opera in a prologue and two acts by Benjamin Britten( score )
83 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Serenade : for tenor solo, horn, and strings, op. 31 by Benjamin Britten( score )
62 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
The rape of Lucretia = Der Raub der Lukrezia, op. 37 : an opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten( score )
120 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Noye's fludde : the Chester miracle play, op. 59, set to music by Benjamin Britten( score )
87 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 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
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Britŭn, Bendzhamin 1913-1976
Buriten, Benjamin 1913-1976
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Бенджамин Бриттен
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Бриттен, Б 1913-1976
Бриттен, Б. (Бенджамин), 1913-1976
Бриттен, Бенджамин 1913-1976
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בנג'מין בריטן
בריטן, בנג'מין 1913-1976
بنجامين بريتن
بنجامین بریتن
벤저민 브리튼
브리튼, 벤자민 1913-1976
브리튼, 벤쟈민 1913-1976
브리튼, 에드워드 벤저민 1913-1976
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