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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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GlasgowBostridge Sings Britten

Britten, Elgar
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson; Ian Bostridge; Christopher Parkes

BerlinEspresso-Konzert

Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Britten
Ildikó Szabó; Unknown

LondonLunchtime Recital - Alexei Watkins (French horn) Alex Woolf (piano)

Messiaen, Woolf, Britten, Vinter
Alexei Watkins; Unknown

BerlinDeath in VeniceNew production

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

HintonMaxwell String Quartet

Ravel, Britten, Bartók
Maxwell String Quartet; Colin Scobie; George Smith; Elliott Perks
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Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

Another evocative salute to Slava in Washington DC/
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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.
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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.
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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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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 HerringAn American Overture, Op.27aAs it is plentyAt the mid hour of nightBallad of Heroes for tenor or soprano, chorus and orchestra, Op.14Billy 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.68Death in VeniceDiversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21FancieFanfare for St EdmundsburyFestival Te Deum for chorus and organ, Op.32Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyForgotten LandFrank Bridge VariationsGloriana, Op.53aGloriana: Courtly Dances, Op.53bHymn of St ColumbaHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to St Peter for treble, SATB and organ, Op.56aHymn to the VirginI wonder as I wanderJubilate Deo in CLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Missa Brevis in D, Op.63Peter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhantasy String Quintet in F minor, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Ride by nightsRussian Funeral, for brass bandSail on, sail onSechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Op.61Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Simple 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 Evening PrimroseThe 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.34Variations 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.52Young Apollo