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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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LyonWar Requiem

Britten: War Requiem, Op.66
Daniele Rustioni; Yoshi Oida; Opéra de Lyon; Tom Schenk; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Lutz Deppe; Maxine Braham

LondonOliver Wass (harp) - Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital

Prokofiev, Bach, de Falla, Britten, Ravel, Posse
Oliver Wass, Harp

GlasgowMendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony

Britten, Brahms, Mendelssohn
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Sergey Khachatryan

LondonLunchtime Recital - Miguel Sobrinho (viola) Malgorzata Garstka (piano)

Britten, Bowen, Kreisler
Miguel Sobrinho; Malgorzata Garstka

MalvernMusic Inspired by Poetry

Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Finzi, Britten, Tippett, Tavener, Roth
Adrian Lucas; Aldwyn Voices; Fenella Humphreys; Nicola Eimer
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On the edge of the precipice with the LSO

It was another evening staring into the abyss courtesy of the London Symphony Orchestra, with Britten's Violin Concerto paired with Mahler's Fifth Symphony.
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Creation on the quick: masterpieces composed in a hurry from the Saint Paul CO

Delivering winsome interpretations along with precision ensemble, the "conductorless" SPCO presents two youthful Schubert and Britten masterpieces that were created by their composers in mere days.
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The End of Time and a UK première

Prophecies and apocalyptic visions were on the programme as part of the London Philharmonic's Be Moved season.
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Elegiac, violent, purposeful Shostakovich 11

Alina Ibragimova plays with skill but insufficient sound to fill the Royal Albert Hall; Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO blow the roof off with Shostakovich's account of the Revolution of 1905.
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Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival

Side by side, the combined forces of the RSNO and the Mariinsky under Gergiev recall the Western première of Shostakovich Fourth symphony at the 1962 Edinburgh Festival.
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List of works
A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Midsummer Night's DreamAdvance DemocracyAn American Overture, Op.27aAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddCa' the yowesCabaret 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.87Chorale after an Old French CarolFanfare for St EdmundsburyFestival Te Deum for chorus and organ, Op.32Five Flower Songs for SATB, Op.47Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: There's none to sootheFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Ash GroveFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Salley GardensFolk SongsFolk song arrangement: GreensleevesFolk song arrangement: Oliver CromwellGloriana, Op.53aHoliday diary, Op.5Hymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Little Sir WilliamMatinées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.24New Year CarolNocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Nocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60ObrasOn this Island for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.11Peter GrimesPeter 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.30Saint Nicolas for mixed chorus, strings, piano (4 hands), percussion and organ, Op.42Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Soirées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.9Song Arrangement: Tom BowlingSongs and Proverbs of William Blake for baritone and piano, Op.74String Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for harp, Op.83Tell me the truth about loveThe Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady BarnardThe Evening PrimroseThe Foggy, Foggy DewThe Holy Sonnets of John Donne for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.35The Plough BoyThe Poet's Echo for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.76The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57: SuiteThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34The last rose of summerThirteen DiversionsThree Two-part SongsTit for Tat: AutumnVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15War Requiem, Op.66Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52Winter Words, Op.52: At day-close in November