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Britten, Benjamin 1913-1976

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War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
237 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,831 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 )
223 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,198 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 Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
177 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,236 libraries worldwide
The Turn of the Screw: Opera in Two Acts and a Prologue, op.54. Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
Peter Grimes : an opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of George Crabbe : op. 33 by Benjamin Britten( score )
133 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,832 libraries worldwide
The holy sonnets of John Donne Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
96 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,649 libraries worldwide
Daniel Harding leads an all-star cast in a stunning recording of Britten's operatic masterpiece
Young person's guide to the orchestra Simple symphony ; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
72 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( score )
91 editions published between 1362 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,498 libraries worldwide
A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
116 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's enchanting tale is set to some of Benjamin Britten's most atmospheric music, with a libretto taken entirely from the text of the play. Countertenor Jochen Kowalski is Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Sylvia McNair sings his queen, Tytania. The ensemble cast also includes Nick Stahl as Puck, Nancy Gustafson as Helena, Jane Bunnell as Hermia, Kurt Streit as Lysander, and Rodney Gilfrey as Demetrius
The wonderful world of music by Benjamin Britten( Book )
25 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
A discussion of music, its terminology, history, theory, styles, appreciation, and means used to produce it
A ceremony of carols by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
153 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,171 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( Sound Recording )
117 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Text in Latin and English
Violin concerto by Benjamin Britten( file )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
A ceremony of carols : op. 28 by Benjamin Britten( score )
121 editions published between 1934 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,105 libraries worldwide
Serenade : for tenor solo, horn, and strings, op. 31 by Benjamin Britten( score )
70 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
97 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Albert Herring: a comic opera in three acts, opus 39, English ChamberOrchestra Benjamin Britten, conductor Sylvia Fisher, soprano Johanna Peters, soprano John Noble, baritone John Brannigan, baritone Edgar Evans,bass April Cantelo Joseph Ward, tenor Catherin Wilson,soprano, Sheila Rex, mezzo-soprano Peter Pears, tenor Libretto included
The young person's guide to the orchestra : variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell : op. 34 by Benjamin Britten( score )
51 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
The turn of the screw : op. 54, an opera in a prologue and two acts by Benjamin Britten( score )
65 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Peter Grimes ; Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Book )
84 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 998 libraries worldwide
English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Noye's fludde : the Chester miracle play, op. 59, set to music by Benjamin Britten( score )
75 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 984 libraries worldwide
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
79 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 983 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
 
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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 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 englischer Komponist
Britens, Bendžamins 1913-1976
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Britten, .. 1913-1976
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Britten, B. 1913-1976
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, Edward B. 1913-1976
Britten, Edward Benjamin.
Britten, Edward Benjamin 1913-1976
Britŭn, B. 1913-1976
Britŭn, B. (Bendzhamin), 1913-1976
Britŭn, Bendzhamin 1913-1976
Buriten, Benjamin 1913-1976
Edward Benjamin Britten
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Бенджамин Бриттен
Бенджамин Бритън
Бенджамін Бріттен
Бенџамин Бритен
Бенџамин Бритн
Бриттен
Бриттен, Б 1913-1976
Бриттен, Б. (Бенджамин), 1913-1976
Бриттен, Бенджамин 1913-1976
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בנג'מין בריטן
بنجامين بريتن
بنجامین بریتن
벤저민 브리튼
ブリテン
ブリテン, ベンジャミン
ブリトン, B
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