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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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KatowiceLeif Ove Andsnes / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

Honegger, Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; Lionel Bringuier; Leif Ove Andsnes

DresdenRoyal Scottish National Orchestra – Oundjian – Benedetti

Britten, Bernstein, Brahms
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Nicola Benedetti

OxfordThe Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018

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

BrightonSongs by Bernstein, Sondheim, Weill

Bernstein, Sondheim, Weill, Britten
Unknown

GijónOrquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias

Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias
Britten, Mozart, Cerrone, Haydn
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias; Rossen Milanov; Shai Wosner
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A landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Ivor Bolton and David McVicar have teamed up to create an unapologetically Brittenian Gloriana, with Anna Caterina Antonacci at the top of a great cast
*****
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Intense Elgar from Isserlis and RPO

Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
Uncertain Britten from Dausgaard and the RPO, but intense and passionate Elgar from Isserlis, and powerfully engaging Rachmaninov featuring exceptional woodwind playing from the RPO.
****1
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Artistic prowess from Hrůša at the Musikverein

Jakub Hrůša © Pavel Hejnz
An unusual programme at the Musikverein, drawing together works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and a piano concerto by Britten. 
***11
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A hansel at Snape Maltings

Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
Julius Drake, Krzysztof Chorzelski and Mark Padmore contributed their notable gifts of piano, viola and voice respectively in a very special, often heartfelt fundraising evening for two music education charities. 
****1
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A Winter Journey with John Chest

John Chest © Andrey Stoycher
If Chest is not yet the finished article, he’s damned close.
****1
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List of works
A Boy was Born, Op.3: Corpus Christi CarolA Charm of Lullabies for mezzo soprano and piano, Op.41A Suite on English Folk Tunes "A Time There Was" for chamber orchestra, Op.90A Sweet LullabyAdvance DemocracyBilly BuddBritish FolksongsCabaret SongsCabaret Songs: CalypsoCabaret Songs: JohnnyCello Suite no. 3, Op.87Death in VeniceDiversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk SongsHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginIntroduction and Rondo alla burlesca for two pianos, Op.23aLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLes Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Matinées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.24Mazurka elegaica for two pianos, Op.23bMovement for Wind SextetNocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Nocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60Noye's Fludde (Chester mystery play)On this island: As it is, plenty, Op.11 no.5Paul BunyanPeter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhaedra, Op.93Phantasy String Quintet in F minor, 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.31Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano, Op.22Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Sinfonietta, Op.1SomnusSpring Symphony for soloists, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra, Op.44String Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Symphonic Suite "Gloriana" for tenor or oboe and orchestra, Op.53aThe Burning Fiery FurnaceThe Foggy, Foggy DewThe Rape of LucretiaThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34Variations 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.52