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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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BerlinDeath in VeniceNew production

Britten: Death in Venice
Donald Runnicles; Graham Vick; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Stuart Nunn; Richard Croft; Seth Carico; Tai Oney

CambridgeHymns to the Mother of Christ

Ward, Rimkus, Tavener, Parsons, de Lassus, McDowall, Willan, Duruflé, Poulenc, Villette, Britten, Victoria, Weir, Byrd, Park, Lukaszewski
Owain Park; Cambridge Chorale

BernKammermusik: Dover Quartett

Barber, Beethoven, Britten
Dover String Quartet; Joel Link; Bryan Lee; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt

LuganoBBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Weber, Britten, Tchaikovsky
BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena; Julia Fischer

ValladolidBritten, Sibelius

Britten, Sibelius
Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León; Jesús López-Cobos; Vilde Frang
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Elegiac decline of a poet: Death in Venice

Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in an outstanding new production by Graham Vick and Donald Runnicles.
****1
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Mercurial Debussy from Capuçon and Braley

Cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Frank Braley are artists I have previously admired in many chamber ensemble concerts, but their recital at Kings Place was the first time I heard them as a duo.
****1
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Two Operas, Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas was triumphant and had all those great moments that make Morris’s choreography among the most musical I’ve seen.
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Weilerstein lays bare the cello’s dusky entrails

The American cellist unlocked a corporeal vault –thus shining light on musical internal organs that we never knew existed.
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Made in Amsterdam 1

Dutch National Ballet proves its innovative tradition of modern ballet with playful, serious, subtle and powerful pieces.
*****
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List of works
A Ceremony of Carols:There is no roseA 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.90Albert HerringAs it is plentyAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddBritish FolksongsCabaret SongsCabaret Songs: CalypsoCabaret Songs: Funeral BluesCabaret Songs: JohnnyCanticle III, Still Falls the Rain, for tenor, horn and piano, Op.55Cello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Come you not from Newcastle?Death in VeniceDiversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21FancieFanfare for St EdmundsburyFestival Te Deum for chorus and organ, Op.32Five Flower Songs for SATB, Op.47Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyForgotten LandFrank Bridge VariationsGloriana: Courtly Dances, Op.53bHymn of St ColumbaHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginI wonder as I wanderJubilate Deo in CLachrymae 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.24Mazurka elegaica for two pianos, Op.23bNocturne 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: PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhantasy String Quintet in F minor, Op.2Phantasy, oboe quartet, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Prelude and Fugue for 18 strings, Op.29Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Ride by nightsSail on, sail onSerenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano, Op.22Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonietta, Op.1Song Arrangement: Tom BowlingSongs and Proverbs of William Blake for baritone and piano, Op.74String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for Harp, Op.83: HymnSuite for harp, Op.83Symphonic Suite "Gloriana" for tenor or oboe and orchestra, Op.53aTe deum in C MajorTell me the truth about loveThe Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady BarnardThe Building of the House for chorus or organ or brass and orchestra, Op.79The Golden Vanity for boys' voices and piano , Op.78The Poet's Echo for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.76The Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34This Way to the Tomb: Deus in adjutorium meumVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15War Requiem, Op.66Young Apollo