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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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Year of birth1913
Year of death1976
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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MalvernMalvern Concert Club 116th Season

Malvern Concert Club 116th Season
Haydn, Britten, Tchaikovsky
Heath Quartet

CroydonThe Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018

The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
Britten, Cornysh II
Eamonn Dougan; The Sixteen

CoventryThe Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018

The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
Britten, Cornysh II
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

LondonThe Bach Choir: Britten War Requiem

© The Bach Choir
Britten: War Requiem, Op.66
Philharmonia Orchestra; David Hill; The Bach Choir; Staats- und Domchor Berlin; Choristers of Westminster Cathedral; Philip Scriven

BlythburghChamber Music Concert

Mozart, Alwyn, Britten
Frederico Paixao; Royal Academy of Music wind players
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The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle/LSO

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
There was a tingle to this concert, as if musicians and audience alike saw clearly for the first time what riches lie ahead.
****1
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Prom 72: A reflective War Requiem from the RSNO

Peter Oundjian © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Britten's profoundly pacifist work is given a calm reading by Peter Oundjian and the RSNO: soprano Erin Wall, the RSNO Junior Chorus and the wind players provide the high spots of the evening.
***11
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New world created in old music hall: Paul Bunyan at Wilton's

Elgan Llŷr Thomas (Johnny Inkslinger) © Genevieve Girling
Not since Monty Python has there been more fun with a chorus of lumberjacks.
*****
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Prom 34: Juanjo Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
An intriguing programme of Britten, Walton, Barber and Copland provided dynamism, evocative imagery and new discoveries in Juanjo Mena’s valedictory concert with the BBC Philharmonic.
****1
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Lullabies and dreams from Connolly and Middleton

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
The perfect invitation to daydream on a hot afternoon. 
*****
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List of works
3 Divertimenti for string quartetA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28: That Yonge ChildeA Charm of Lullabies for mezzo soprano and piano, Op.41A Midsummer Night's DreamA Suite on English Folk Tunes "A Time There Was" for chamber orchestra, Op.90Advance DemocracyAt the mid hour of nightBallad of Heroes for tenor or soprano, chorus and orchestra, Op.14Billy BuddCabaret SongsCanticle I, My beloved is mine, for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.40Canticle III, Still Falls the Rain, for tenor, horn and piano, Op.55Cello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 1, Op.72Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Elegy, for solo violaFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Ash GroveFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Sally GardensFolk song arrangement: GreensleevesFriday Afternoons for children's voices and piano, Op.7Gloriana, Op.53: Choral DancesHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginLachrymae for viola and strings, Op.48bLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Matinées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.24Mother ComfortNocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Noye's Fludde (Chester mystery play)O the sight entrancingPeter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhaedra, Op.93Phantasy String Quintet in F minor, Op.2Phantasy, oboe quartet, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Sacred and Profane for five voices, Op.91Saint Nicolas for mixed chorus, strings, piano (4 hands), percussion and organ, Op.42Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Sinfonietta, Op.1Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op.49: PanSoirées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.9Sokrates und Alcibiades Op.61 no. 3Song Arrangement: Tom BowlingString Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for violin and piano, Op.6Sweet was the song the Virgin sangTemporal VariationsThe Company of HeavenThe Plough BoyThe Rape of LucretiaThe Turn of the ScrewThe Turn of the Screw: the tower sceneThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34The last rose of summerThree Character PiecesTwo portraits for stringsUnderneath the abject willowVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15War Requiem, Op.66Who are these Children? for tenor and piano, Op.84Who are these children?: Nightmare, Op.84 no.3Who are these children?: Slaughter, Op.84 no.6Who are these children?: The children, Op.84 no.11Who are these children?: Who are these children, Op.84 no.9Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52Young Apollo