Simon Russell Beale (narrator) & Mary Carewe (soprano)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & Choir of King
Edwards’ Boys School, Birmingham, Martyn Brabbins
Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days.
A comprehensive collection of premiere recordings of all the surviving music that Benjamin Britten wrote during the 1930s for the General Post Offi ce (GPO), Southern Railways and other organisations.
“Britten's short period with the GPO Film Unit and other similar organisations proved to be key training for his musico-dramatic skills. The performances, by the BCMG and assorted choirs and soloists, are first-rate.”
“Writing film scores quickly, for strictly limited performance forces, was an inestimable professional training, as was collaboration with Auden. The results, as laid out in this 10-part sequence, are fascinating.”
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