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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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MadridCiclo sinfónico: Calor en el frío

Ciclo sinfónico: Calor en el frío
Sibelius, Elgar, Britten
Orquesta Nacional de España; Juanjo Mena; Julia Fischer

BudapestGeniuses & Stars

Geniuses & Stars
Vaughan Williams, Britten, Elgar
Concerto Budapest; Domonkos Héja; Matan Porat

LiverpoolPictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition
Britten, Glazunov, Mussorgsky
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Esther Yoo

BirminghamBritten’s War Requiem

© Andrew Fox
Britten: War Requiem, Op.66
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; CBSO Youth Chorus; Tatiana Pavlovskaya; Allan Clayton

BantryCrespo Series

Britten, Gubaidulina
Doric String Quartet; Johannes Moser; Vadim Gluzman
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Loss and foreboding from Pappano and the LSO

Sir Antonio Pappano © Liam Hennebry
In these difficult times a reduced audience witnessed a concert of music that didn’t exactly offer much solace, but which possessed a powerful sense of loss and foreboding that seemed entirely timely. 
*****
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Final Edition for the Richard Alston Dance Company

Elly Braund and Nicholas Shikkis in Voices and Light Footsteps © Chris Nash
The final full stop for a much-loved company
****1
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Albert Herring earns the crown at Curtis Opera Theatre

Ruby Dibble (Mrs Herring), Ethan Burck (Albert Herring) and Merissa Beddows (Lady Billows) © WMB Photo
Benjamin Britten's comic slice of country life proves an ideal choice for the conservatory setting.
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Edward Gardner impresses in Philadelphia debut

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Michael Daugherty’s Once Upon a Castle, composed in 2003, is the highlight of Edward Gardner's Philadelphia Orchestra debut.  
*****
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Painting with words: Anna Caterina Antonacci at Wigmore Hall

Anna Caterina Antonacci © Jason Daniel Shaw

Antonacci brings a vibrant splash of colour to a rainy day in London in works by Respighi, Boulanger, Britten, and Poulenc

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List of works
3 Divertimenti for string quartetA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Midsummer Night's DreamAdvance DemocracyAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddBritish FolksongsCabaret SongsCabaret Songs: Funeral BluesCanticle I, My beloved is mine, for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.40Cello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 1, Op.72Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Death in VeniceFairest IsleFileuseFish in the unruffled lakesFolk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: There's none to sootheFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Salley GardensFolk song arrangement: La belle est au jardin d'amourHymn to St Cecilia, Op.27bI wonder as I wanderNight covers up the rigid landNocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60On this Island for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.11Peter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhantasy Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Op.61Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano, Op.22Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: A Poison TreeString Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for violin and piano, Op.6Te deum in C MajorTema SacherThe Foggy, Foggy DewThe Plough BoyThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34The last rose of summerTo lie flat on the backUnderneath the abject willowViolin Concerto, Op.15Voici le PrintempsWar Requiem, Op.66When you're feeling like expressing your affectionWho are these Children? for tenor and piano, Op.84Winter Words, Op.52: At day-close in NovemberWinter Words, Op.52: At the railway station, UpwayWinter Words, Op.52: Before Life and AfterWinter Words, Op.52: Midnight on the Great WesternWinter Words, Op.52: Proud Songsters