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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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EdinburghSøndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Britten, Poulenc, Carpenter, Saint-Saëns
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Christina Naughton; Michelle Naughton; RSNO Junior Chorus

GlasgowSøndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Britten, Poulenc, Carpenter, Saint-Saëns
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Christina Naughton; Michelle Naughton; RSNO Junior Chorus

ClaygateOxshott & Cobham Music Society - Patrons' Concert - Wind Ensemble

Oxshott & Cobham Music Society - Patrons' Concert - Wind Ensemble
Barber, Danzi, Debussy, Britten, Nielsen
Magnard Ensemble

AmsterdamNetherlands Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven/Britten

© Ronald Knapp
Britten, Beethoven
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Gordan Nikolić; Virpi Räisänen

ReigatePaul Carr's Gloria & Mozart, Britten and Vaughan Williams

Paul Carr's Gloria & Mozart, Britten and Vaughan Williams
Carr, Mozart, Britten, Vaughan Williams
English Arts Orchestra; Leslie Olive; English Arts Chorale
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Inspiration eludes Kramer in Britten's War Requiem at ENO

Roderick Williams and David Butt Philip © Richard Hubert Smith
The music’s explosions of volume have an open-throated magnificence.
***11
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Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
The RLPO and NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover join forces for Britten's War Requiem.
****1
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Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Ailish Tynan's powerful soprano soared above the massive forces of the choir in the thundering "Libera Me" – a wall of sound that blew the audience away.
*****
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White-hot intensity from the Emerson Quartet at Milton Court

The Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
From the claustrophobic intensity of Britten and Shostakovich to the sunny balm of Beethoven, this was an excellent recital. 
****1
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The Sixteen's Round-Britten Choral Pilgrimage reaches Durham

The Sixteen © Firedog
The Sixteen's Choral Pilrimage dissolves the boundaries between old and new, sacred and profane with striking performances of music by Cornysh and Britten. 
*****
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List of works
A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28: That Yonge ChildeA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28: This little babeA 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.90Billy BuddCello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Symphony, Op.68Folk 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.7Gemini Variations for flute, violin and piano four hands, Op.73Holiday diary, Op.5Hymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLachrymae 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.24New Year CarolNocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Noye's Fludde (Chester mystery play)Peter 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.30Rondo concertante, for piano and stringsSerenade 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.9Song Arrangement: Tom BowlingString Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Temporal VariationsThe Evening PrimroseThe Rape of LucretiaThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34Three Character PiecesUnderneath 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.9Young Apollo