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 New 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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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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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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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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 Offer 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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 New 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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 New Celebrating English Song

Roderick Williams (baritone), Susie Allan (piano)

This is, quite simply, an exemplary recital of English song. The musicianship and perception that these artists display in every song makes for a deeply satisfying and very engaging listening... More…

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 Offer Parfum

Christiane Karg (soprano)

Bamberger Symphoniker, David Afkham

The Bamberg musicians are too interested in the sheer, the precise and the subtle [in the Ravel] to stumble into cheap exoticism. The colours are sharp in Britten’s Quatre chansons françaises,... More…

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Britten War Requiem - 2013 HD Remaster on CD & Blu-ray Audio

Iconic 1963 recording remastered at 24-bit from original tapes, plus special bonus ‘rehearsal’ CD

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Benjamin Britten

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