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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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StockholmHarding meets Widmann x 2

Britten, Widmann, Schoenberg
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding; Carolin Widmann; Andrew Staples

RotterdamJohn Luther Adams: Become Desert

Wagemans, Britten, Adams
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei; Nederlands Kamerkoor

BolognaSoloists of the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna

© Marco Caselli Nirmal
Carter, Beethoven, Britten, Mozart
Soloists of the Orchestra Mozart

LondonMahler's Fifth Symphony

Britten, Mahler
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

BogotáLondon Symphony Orchestra on tour

Britten, Mahler
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle
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Billy Budd finally drops anchor again at the Royal Opera

Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
After nearly two decades away from the Covent Garden stage, it was time Britten's Billy Budd came home, in a new production from Madrid by Deborah Warner. 
****1
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The Sixteen bring British vocal music to Australia

The Sixteen © Firedog
The Sixteen enchant the audience in Sydney with an intelligently-created programme of British composers.
****1
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A darkly atmospheric Turn of the Screw from Bury Court Opera

Bury Court Opera's The Turn of the Screw © Robert Workman
As the Governess Alison Rose was the ideal suffering soprano, her eyes an imbroglio of psychological disturbances.
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Britten's Dream haunts Guildhall School

William Sharma (Puck), Madison Nonoa (Tytania) and Collin Shay (Oberon) © Clive Barda
Dominic Wheeler did full justice to Britten’s brilliantly colourful and haunting score right from those first eerie glissandi.
****1
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John Lill celebrates his 75th birthday in Liverpool

John Lill © Askonas Holt
Tchaikovsky’s warhorse piano concerto is given a performance stripped of all showmanship. Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra completes this oddly programmed concert from the RLPO.
***11
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List of works
3 Divertimenti for string quartetA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Midsummer Night's DreamAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddCabaret SongsCantata misericordium, Op.69Cello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 2, Op.80Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Come you not from Newcastle?Death in VeniceFileuseFive Flower Songs for SATB, Op.47Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: Sweet Polly OliverFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Ash GroveFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Salley GardensFolk Song Arrangements, vol. 5: Sally in our alleyFolk song arrangement: GreensleevesFolk song arrangement: La belle est au jardin d'amourGloriana, Op.53: Choral DancesHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginI was lonely and forlornIl est quelqu'un sur terreLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLachrymae for viola and strings, Op.48bLemady (eight folk song arrrangements)Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Matinées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.24Movement for Wind SextetNocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Noye's Fludde (Chester mystery play)Paul BunyanPeter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33: PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhantasy, oboe quartet, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Rondo concertante, for piano and stringsSacred and Profane for five voices, Op.91Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano, Op.22She's like the swallowSimple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op.49: PanString Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36The CrocodileThe False Knight upon the RoadThe Foggy, Foggy DewThe Plough BoyThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34The soldier and the sailorTit for TatVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15Voici le PrintempsWar Requiem, Op.66Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52Young Apollo