Benjamin Britten

Britten: Saint Nicolas - Benjamin Britten

The Choir of Kings College, Cambridge under conductor Stephen Cleobury presents Brittens enchanting choral masterpiece Saint Nicolas, with Hymn to St Cecilia and Rejoice in the Lamb, celebrating 100 years since Benjamin Brittens birth. The recording featu

Britten: String Quartets - Takács Quartet

The three string quartets by Benjamin Britten span almost the entire period of creativity and includes, although relatively rarely performed in concert, the main works of this genre in the 20th Century. The Takács Quartet has taken much from the classica

Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto - Matthew Trusler, Jan Latham-Koenig

Matthew Trusler surmounts the solo part's fearsome technical demands with no little panache and plays considerable purity of tone and touching sincerity. --Gramophone,Nov'13

Britten: War Requiem, 1962 - Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley

Following their acclaimed recordings of Berlioz 'Grande Messe des Morts' and Mendelssohn s 'Elijah', Paul McCreesh has once again assembled the mass forces of Gabrieli Consort & Players and Wroclaw Phiharmonic Choir to record one of the iconic masterpiece

Britten, Wolf, Shostakovich Michelangelo In Song - Sir John Tomlinson , David Owen Norris

When the name of Michelangelo comes up in conversation it is usually in connection with such undisputed masterpieces as the statue of David in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence (the original now in the Accedemia gallery), or the legendary ceiling d

Britten: Suites for solo cello 1-3 - Jamie Walton, Benjamin Britten

Joining several discs from Signum celebrating Britten's Centenary Year in 2013 comes the three Suites for Solo Cello, performed by star UK cellist Jamie Walton. Recorded in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, the three suites were dedicated t

The Canticles - Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

Benjamin Britten’s five Canticles distil his immense talent as an opera composer into miniature musical jewels. Written between 1947 and 1974, the pieces span a large proportion of his composing life. All five Canticles are characterized by compressed m

Britten: The Complete Works - Benjamin Britten

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of England s greatest composer since Henry Purcell, Decca Classics presents the ultimate Britten box, the first ever Complete Works on 65 CDs and 1 DVD. Each limited edition set is individually numbered, (

Benjamin Britten: The Sacred Choral Music - Choir of New College Oxford, Benjamin Britten, Edward Higginbottom

Britten's sacred music is among the most engaging and original music of its kind composed in the middle years of the 20th century. New College Choir was among the first to recognise its quality, and continues to sing it with passion and panache. This newl

Britten: The Canticles - Ben Johnson, Christopher AInslie, Benedict Nelson, Benjamin Britten

As part of the celebration Britten's Centenary in 2013, this new recording presents Britten's five Canticles, performed by tenor Ben Johnson with James Baillieu accompanying. Johnson describes his attraction to these works in his self-penned notes for th