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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

March 2018
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StockholmMozart's Mass in C minor

Mozart, Britten
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding; Swedish Radio Choir; Rosa Feola; Genia Kühmeier; Andrew Staples


Clyne, Britten, Beethoven
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Vilde Frang


Clyne, Britten, Beethoven
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Vilde Frang

AmsterdamSoprano Lenneke Ruiten sings Britten, Liszt and Rachmaninov

© Victor Thomas
Hahn, Chausson, Britten, Mendelssohn-Hensel, Liszt, Rachmaninov
Lenneke Ruiten; Thom Janssen

LondonSteven Isserlis performs Elgar

Steven Isserlis performs Elgar
Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Steven Isserlis
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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Britten's recurring Dream at the Royal College of Music

George Longworth (Puck) and Timothy Morgan (Oberon) © Chris Christodoulou
Timothy Edlin was a superb ass, first among six equals, in Liam Steel's production. 
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Hot ice and strange snow

Joshua Bloom (Bottom) and Soraya Mafi (Tytania) © Robert Workman
In Siberian conditions more akin to The Winter's Tale, a revival of Robert Carsen's season setting of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream offered a warm glow at the Coliseum.
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List of works
A Boy was Born, Op.3: Corpus Christi CarolA Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream: I know a bank where the wild thyme blowsAdvance DemocracyBilly BuddBritish FolksongsCabaret SongsCabaret Songs: CalypsoCabaret Songs: Funeral BluesCabaret Songs: JohnnyCanticle I, My beloved is mine, for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.40Canticle II, Abraham and Isaac, Chester miracle play, Op.51Canticle III, Still Falls the Rain, for tenor, horn and piano, Op.55Canticle IV, The Journey of the Magi, for countertenor, tenor, baritone and piano, Op.86Canticle V, The Death of Saint Narcissus, for tenor and harp, Op.89Cello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Death in VeniceDiversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21Five Flower Songs for SATB, Op.47Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: Sweet Polly OliverFolk Song Arrangements, vol. 5: Sally in our alleyFolk SongsGloriana, Op.53aHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginIntroduction and Rondo alla burlesca for two pianos, Op.23aLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLachrymae: 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.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.60On this Island for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.11Peter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhantasy String Quintet in F minor, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Prelude and Fugue for 18 strings, Op.29Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of VittoriaPsalm CL for children's chorus and instruments, Op.67Rejoice 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.1Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Spring 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.94Suite for harp, Op.83Symphonic Suite "Gloriana" for tenor or oboe and orchestra, Op.53aTell me the truth about loveThe Prince of the Pagodas: Pas de sixThe 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?: 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