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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

August 2017
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AmsterdamDoric Quartet plays Schubert and Mozart

Britten, Mozart, Schubert
Doric String Quartet

LondonProm 71

Stravinsky, Traditional, Prokofiev, Britten, Shostakovich
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Alina Ibragimova

BergenEnigma Variations

Britten, Anderson, Elgar
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Steven Osborne

LondonViktor Korotich & Alice Turner

Gounod, Rossini, Strauss R., Britten, Tchaikovsky, Lara, Traditional, Gastaldon, Mascagni
Viktor Korotich; Alice Turner

LondonHelen Grime Curates

Purcell, Various, Grime, Britten, Adès, Knussen, Stravinsky
Britten Sinfonia; Jacqueline Shave
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A powerful Peter Grimes in Edinburgh

Stuart Skelton’s visceral Peter Grimes is matched by a strong cast with thrilling playing and singing from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner.
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Four centuries of British music

Affecting Britten, distinctive Elias and popular Elgar, with a curio of arranged Purcell thrown in, from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
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BalletNOW suffers from miscasting

BalletNOW returns to the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The production features dancers from six different major ballet companies, but fails to impress.
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Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

Sir Andrew Davis led the BBC SO in a recreation of Sir Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom, a lengthy programme that failed to inspire.
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Questioning the quintessence of Britain

Peter Nardone directs the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra in a problematic yet thought-provoking opening concert at Worcester Cathedral.
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List of works
3 Divertimenti for string quartetA Ceremony of CarolsA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Ceremony of Carols: RecessionA Charm of Lullabies for mezzo soprano and piano, Op.41A Midsummer Night's DreamAdvance DemocracyAn American Overture, Op.27aAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddCabaret Songs: CalypsoCabaret Songs: Funeral BluesCabaret Songs: JohnnyCello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Festival Te Deum for chorus and organ, Op.32Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Salley GardensFolk SongsGloriana, Op.53aGloriana: Courtly Dances, Op.53bHoliday 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.18Nocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Nocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60ObrasPeter 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.29Russian Funeral, for brass bandSaint Nicolas for mixed chorus, strings, piano (4 hands), percussion and organ, Op.42Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31She's like the swallowSimple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Sinfonietta, Op.1Soirées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.9Songs - variousSongs 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 CrocodileThe Holy Sonnets of John Donne for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.35The Poet's Echo for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.76The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57: SuiteThe Rape of LucretiaThe Rape of Lucretia: Within this frail crucible of lightThe Red CockatooThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34Thirteen DiversionsThree Two-part SongsTit for TatVariations 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.52