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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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PamplonaLa Alianza Anglo-Rusa

La Alianza Anglo-Rusa
Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Robert Treviño; Frank Peter Zimmermann

BilbaoLa Alianza Anglo-Rusa

La Alianza Anglo-Rusa
Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Robert Treviño; Frank Peter Zimmermann

Santa Cruz de TenerifeReino Unido y Europa

Reino Unido y Europa
Elgar, Britten, Mendelssohn
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife; Paul McCreesh; Stuart Jackson

MadridCiclo Satélites: El camino de las palabras

Ciclo Satélites: El camino de las palabras
Torres, Britten
Fernando Cobo; 4 Frequencies

LondonA Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Michael Rosewell; Liam Steel; Michael Pavelka; Royal College of Music Classical Orchestra
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Anchors askew in Prague

Štefan Margita	 (Captain Vere) © Patrik Borecký
Invigorating in the pit, Britten’s Billy Budd never gets its sea legs on the National Theatre stage.
***11
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Manze and Fox’s brilliant Britten

Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra also have a winner in a radiant Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 5.
*****
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Scotch Beasts and other forms of Britishness in Philadelphia's Winter Festival

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
The Philadelphia Orchestra's Winter Festival celebrates the British Isles. 
****1
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Dream Pairing in Robbins’ Other Dances

David Hallberg in Robbins' Other Dances © Rosalie O’Connor
As a whole, this American Ballet Theatre program was good but the presence of Hee Seo and David Hallberg in Jerome Robbins' Other Dances made it indelible.
****1
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On the edge of the precipice with the LSO

Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
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.
****1
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List of works
3 Divertimenti for string quartetA Charm of Lullabies: A CharmA Midsummer Night's DreamAdvance DemocracyAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddCabaret 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.87Death in VeniceDiversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21Five Flower Songs for SATB, Op.47Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Salley GardensFolk SongsGloriana, Op.53aHymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginIntroduction and Rondo alla burlesca for two pianos, Op.23aLachrymae for viola and piano, Op.48aLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Matinées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.24Mazurka elegaica for two pianos, Op.23bMissa Brevis: GloriaMovement for Wind SextetNocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Nocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60ObrasPeter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and PassacagliaPeter 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.29Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of VittoriaPsalm CL for children's chorus and instruments, Op.67Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Sacred and Profane for five voices, Op.91Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano, Op.22Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Sinfonietta, Op.1Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Spring Symphony for soloists, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra, Op.44String Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for harp, Op.83Suite for violin and piano, Op.6Symphonic Suite "Gloriana" for tenor or oboe and orchestra, Op.53aTell me the truth about loveThe Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady BarnardThe Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57: SuiteThe Rape of LucretiaThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34Thirteen DiversionsThree Two-part SongsVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15War Requiem, Op.66Who are these children?: Black day, Op.84 no.4Who are these children?: Nightmare, Op.84 no.3Who are these children?: Slaughter, Op.84 no.6Who are these children?: The children, Op.84 no.11Who are these children?: Who are these children, Op.84 no.9Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52