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Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) & Simon Preston (organ)

London Symphony Orchestra, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Highgate School Choir & The Bach Choir, Benjamin Britten

Britten was writing personally for three muses who had all shared the wartime experience...His incandescent commitment to pacificism and horror at the failure of humanism blazes forth...As you... More…

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$13.50

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Joan Rodgers (Governess), Ian Bostridge (Prologue/Peter Quint), Jane Henschel (Mrs Grose), Vivian Tierney (Miss Jessel), Julian Leang (Miles), Caroline Wise (Flora)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding

This performance captures the sense of dislocation essential to this chilling ghost story More…

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Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov

Steven Osborne and Ilan Volkov launch into the Piano Concerto's opening 'Toccata' at a headlong pace… For all the remarkable velocity, the playing has weight and incisiveness too, and Osborne's... More…

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Tasmin Little (violin), Howard Shelley (piano)

BBC Philharmonic, Edward Gardner

Shelley and Edward Gardner create something more mercurial [than Britten's own reading], Gardner conjuring that lithe, high-tension drama he has so successfully achieved with Britten's stage... More…

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Ian Bostridge, Joan Rodgers, Julian Leang, Caroline Wise, Jane Henschel, Vivian Tierney

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding

This performance captures the sense of dislocation essential to this chilling ghost story. More…

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Pieter Wispelwey (cello) and Dejan Lazic (piano)

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Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn), Edith Sitwell (narrator)

Boyd Neel String Orchestra, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten, Anthony Collins

This disc includes one of the great highlights of the whole Britten discography, that first magical recording of the Serenade, with Pears in fresh, youthful voice and Dennis Brain's marvellous... More…

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Presto CD

$11.25

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Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Manfred Honeck, Antoni Wit

…Zimmermann… seems more at home in the Second Concerto, where the ecstatic element is leavened with the folk-influence that Szymanowski adopted later in his life - think Bartók rather than Scriabin.... More…

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Heather Harper (soprano), Philip Langridge (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), Martyn Hill (tenor)

Choristers of St Paul`s Cathedral, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Richard Hickox

Britten's War Requiem is the composer's most public statement of his pacifism.
The work is cast in six movements and calls for massive forces: full chorus, soprano soloist and full orchestra... More…

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$29.00

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