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Britten & Korngold: Violin Concertos

Vilde Frang (violin)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony, James Gaffigan

Frang has a beautiful tone and superb intonation, and in both concertos applies a satisfying range of colour - there's much to enjoy, technically speaking. The spiky, lonely atmosphere of the... More…

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Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66

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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Silence and Music

Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh

Sometimes the best discoveries in music aren’t pieces that you’ve never heard before, but those you have, made new by remarkable interpretations…At the recital’s heart is a breath-catching performance... More…

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Shakespeare Songs

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)

Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... More…

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Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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Shibe performs with superb artistry some of the now classics that Bream inspired...Prime in any such catalogue is Britten's 1963 Nocturnal after John Dowland, and Shibe gathers the listener into... More…

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 Offer Rostropovich & Britten

Recorded live at the 1961 Aldeburgh Music Festival - Previously unpublished

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) & Benjamin Britten (piano), Peter Pears (tenor)

this Testament release of Rostropovich in his debut at the Aldeburgh Festival catches the cellist somewhere near his early and all-conquering best More…

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Britten: Serenade, Les Illuminations & Nocturne

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Radek Baborák (horn)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Best of all is Nocturne, more spartan and enigmatic, about which he makes some very perceptive comments and where he seems more engaged; the anguished 'Prelude' is fiercely impressive. So are... More…

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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols & St Nicolas

Sally Pryce (harp), Katherine Watson (soprano) & Zoë Brown (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, City of London Sinfonia, Holst Singers & Temple Church Choristers, Stephen Layton

The clear-toned adult voices of the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, highlight qualities in the work often missed when performed by the more usual boys' choir...Perhaps Trinity sound too... More…

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Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos

Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski

Steinbacher takes the technical difficulties of both works — Heifetz called the Britten unplayable — in her stride and finds a singing lyricism in both works...She has idiomatic partners in Jurowski... More…

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