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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

September 2017
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LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: To the limits

Britten, Silvestrov, Janáček
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Jan Vogler

RotterdamYannick and Janine

Britten, Beethoven
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Janine Jansen

EdinburghChina Story

Ye, Britten
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Gilbert Varga; Wan Jieni; Lu Wei; Shenyang; Hu Shengnan


Britten, Vasks, Elgar
Natacha Kudritskaya; Priya Mitchell; Annette Walther; Nathan Braude

GlasgowChina Story

Ye, Britten
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Gilbert Varga; Wan Jieni; Lu Wei; Shenyang; Hu Shengnan
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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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The Repairing of Lucretia

The problematic nature of Britten's Rape of Lucretia is well-known: Sydney Chamber Opera's production attempts to navigate it via gender inversion. 
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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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List of works
A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Charm of Lullabies for mezzo soprano and piano, Op.41A Midsummer Night's DreamAd majorem Dei gloriam: seven settings of Gerard Manley HopkinsAdvance DemocracyAn American Overture, Op.27aAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddCa' the yowesCabaret 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.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Festival 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.53aGloriana: Courtly Dances, Op.53bHoliday diary, Op.5Hymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLachrymae for viola and strings, Op.48bLachrymae: 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.24Nocturnal 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.29Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Saint Nicolas for mixed chorus, strings, piano (4 hands), percussion and organ, Op.42Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Simple 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 - 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 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.66Who are these Children? for tenor and piano, Op.84Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52Winter Words, Op.52: At day-close in November