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New York City

East meets West in Britten’s emotionally wrenching Curlew River

By , 30 October 2014
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St Andrews

Madness or Genuis? Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside explore the Dark Side

By , 24 October 2014
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Glyndebourne

The darkness drops again: a tense, eerie Turn of the Screw for the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 21 October 2014
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London

The BBCSO and BBC Singers perform Charles Ives, John Adams, Judith Weir, John Tavener and Benjamin Britten at the Barbican Hall

By , 24 September 2014
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East Lothian

Lammermuir Festival: Red Note Ensemble's Sounding Brass

By , 15 September 2014
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London

The tensest silence: Andris Nelsons and the CBSO astound at the BBC Proms

By , 21 August 2014
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Edinburgh

Alban Gerhardt and Steven Osborne excel at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 13 August 2014
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Worcester

Britten's War Requiem haunts Three Choirs Festival

By , 26 July 2014
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Amsterdam

Dutch duo performs dazzling Mendelssohn

By , 16 July 2014
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Manchester

An Evening of English Classics in Manchester

By , 12 July 2014
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London

An operatic ghost story - or is it? The Turn of the Screw at Opera Holland Park

By , 01 July 2014
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San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
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Snape

Powerful minimalism: Owen Wingrave launches Aldeburgh Festival

By , 15 June 2014
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Tokyo

David Bintley's The Prince of the Pagodas returns to National Ballet of Japan

By , 15 June 2014
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Vancouver

Romans and Britons: Ehnes and Vancouver Symphony dazzle in a colourful programme

By , 14 June 2014
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Alresford

Grimes ahoy! Suffolk's coast transplanted to the rolling Hampshire Downs

By , 30 May 2014
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Cleveland

Vladimir Jurowski, Simone Lamsma and Britten's Violin Concerto debut in Cleveland

By , 29 May 2014
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Chicago

Shostakovich's Seventh: CSO shows that war is hell

By , 23 May 2014
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Berlin

All at sea in Berlin: Billy Budd at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 May 2014
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London

Britten’s blank postcard from Belsen: The Rape of Lucretia at the Royal Academy of Music

By , 15 May 2014
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Edinburgh

Vilde Frang: Urgent articulation in Britten

By , 02 May 2014
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New York City

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus triumph in Britten's War Requiem at Carnegie Hall

By , 30 April 2014
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Berlin

Berlin Radio Symphony and the sounds that travel far and back home

By , 24 April 2014
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Montreal

Michel Plasson inspires the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Karina Gauvin in a program of French delights

By , 03 April 2014
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Oberlin

Oberlin's Albert Herring: A masterclass in comedy

By , 14 March 2014
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Cleveland

Brett Mitchell steps in for ailing Cleveland maestro in Britten’s Spring Symphony

By , 08 March 2014
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Gateshead

It's not just the Schubert which is “Great” at The Sage

By , 06 March 2014
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Birmingham

A Pilgrimage to Mount Fiji: Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Prince of the Pagodas

By , 25 February 2014
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Birmingham

An auspicious start to the Pavel Haas Quartet's Birmingham residency

By , 25 February 2014
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Los Angeles

Relentless, Musically Exceptional: LA Opera's Billy Budd

By , 22 February 2014
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London

Lumberjacks and pioneers: Britten's Paul Bunyan from English Touring Opera

By , 17 February 2014
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New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
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London

The Philharmonia, Collon and Kuusisto perform British music at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 06 February 2014
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London

ENO unleash a North Sea storm with Peter Grimes

By , 29 January 2014
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Dallas

Mahler, Brahms, and a belated Britten birthday in Dallas

By , 25 January 2014
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London

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival ends in style with The Sixteen

By , 17 December 2013
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Cleveland Heights

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, impresses with music for Advent on tour in Cleveland

By , 14 December 2013
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London

Happy birthday Hilliards: The Hilliard Ensemble turns 40

By , 11 December 2013
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London

One man and his cello: Pieter Wispelwey performs Britten’s Cello Suites

By , 09 December 2013
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Vienna

Making it look easy: Simon Keenlyside and Graham Johnson’s Liederabend in Vienna

By , 07 December 2013
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Birmingham

Nelsons conducts the CBSO in Brahms and Britten

By , 05 December 2013
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Montreal

Nézet-Séguin and Lemieux reunited with the Orchestre Métropolitan in Montreal

By , 29 November 2013
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London

Britten Sinfonia's voyage to Britten at Milton Court

By , 24 November 2013
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Cardiff

Llŷr Williams plays Britten and more at Gregynog Festival

By , 22 November 2013
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Madrid

Emerson Quartet plays Britten at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid

By , 21 November 2013
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Berlin

Britten's War Requiem thrills at the Berlin Konzerthaus

By , 21 November 2013
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Edinburgh

RSNO celebrates Britten's 100th with the War Requiem

By , 16 November 2013
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London

A tribute to Britten and Rimbaud: Journeying Boys at the Guildhall

By , 09 November 2013
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London

Dancing to Benjamin Britten: Richard Alston’s Phaedra

By , 07 November 2013
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Hong Kong

Lorin Maazel and the Hong Kong Philharmonic in Britten's War Requiem

By , 07 November 2013
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