Benjamin Britten

Biography

Born: 1913   Died: 1976   Country: England   Period: 20th Century
With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to Read more the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local choral society. When Benjamin's musical aptitude became evident, the family engaged composer Frank Bridge to supervise his musical education. Bridge's tutelage was one of the formative and lasting influences on Britten's compositional development; Britten eventually paid tribute to his teacher in his Op. 10, the Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge (1937). Britten's formal training also included studies at the Royal College of Music (1930-1933).

Upon graduation from the RCM, Britten obtained a position scoring documentaries (on prosaic themes like "Sorting Office") for the Royal Post Office film unit. Working on a tight budget, he learned how to extract the maximum variety of color and musical effectiveness from the smallest combinations of instruments, producing dozens of such scores from 1935 to 1938. He rapidly emerged as the most promising British composer of his generation and entered into collaborative relationships that exerted a profound influence upon his creative life. Among the most important of his professional associates were literary figures like W.H. Auden, and later, E.M. Forster. None, however, played as central a role in Britten's life as the tenor Peter Pears, who was Britten's closest intimate, both personally and professionally, from the late '30s to the composer's death. Pears' voice inspired a number of Britten's vocal cycles and opera roles, and the two often joined forces in song recitals and, from 1948, in the organization and administration of the Aldeburgh Festival.

A steadfast pacifist, Britten left England in 1939 as war loomed over Europe. He spent four years in the United States and Canada, his compositional pace barely slackening, as evidenced by the production of works like the Sinfonia da Requiem (1940), the song cycle Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (1940), and his first effort for the stage, Paul Bunyan (1940-1941). Eventually, the poetry of George Crabbe drew Britten back to England. With a Koussevitzky Commission backing him, the composer wrote the enormously successful opera Peter Grimes (1944-45), which marked the greatest turning point in his career. His fame secure, Britten over the next several decades wrote a dozen more operas, several of which -- Albert Herring (1947), Billy Budd (1951), The Turn of the Screw (1954), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Death in Venice (1973) -- became instant and permanent fixtures of the repertoire. He also continued to produce much vocal, orchestral, and chamber music, including Songs and Proverbs of William Blake (1965), the three Cello Suites (1961-1964) and the Cello Symphony (1963), written for Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Third String Quartet (1975).

Britten suffered a stroke during heart surgery in 1971, which resulted in something of a slowdown in his creative activities. Nonetheless, he continued to compose until his death in 1976, by which time he was recognized as one of the principal musical figures of the twentieth century. Read less

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Born: 1913   Died: 1976   Country: England   Period: 20th Century
With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to Read more
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J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Sire, Lord and Master"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Jesus Went With His Disciples"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "O generous Love!"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "So That the Word Might Be Fulfilled"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Thy Will Be Done, O God Of Love"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "The Band Then, Together With the Captain"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "To Release Me From the Prison"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Simon Peter Also Followed Jesus From Afar"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "I'll Follow Thee Also"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Now That Same Disciple Was Known Unto the High Priest"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Ah, Who Would Dare To Smite Thee?"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Now Annas Sent Him Bound Unto the High Priest"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Ah! Take Flight"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part One - "Peter, Who Denied His Lord"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Christ, Who Gave Us Life and Light"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Then Led They Jesus From Caiaphas To the Judgement"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Ah, King Of Heaven"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And Pilate Said Unto Him"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Look Yonder, O My Soul"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Consider, How His Body"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And When the Soldiers Had Plaited a Crown Of Thorns"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Thy Bonds, O Christ, Have Set Us Free"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "But the Jews Cried Out and Said"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Haste, Ye Souls Forlorn and Weary"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And There Crucified They Him"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Within My Heart, O Saviour"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And Then Did the Soldiers"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "When His Life Had Reached Its End"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And From That Hour He Took Her Unto His Own Home"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "The End Is Nigh"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "My Dearest Saviour, Wilt Thou Answer?"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And Then Behold, the Veil Of the Temple Was Rent"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "My Heart, Behold How All the World"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "With Torrents Of Weeping"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "The Jews Therefore, Because It Was the Preparation"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Help Us, Son Of God Most High"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "And After This, Joseph Of Arimethea"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Farewell, O Weary, Broken Body"
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two - "Lord Jesus, When We Come To Die"
J.S. Bach: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kommt Cantata, BWV 151 - 1. "Süßer Trost, mein Jesu kommt"
J.S. Bach: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kommt Cantata, BWV 151 - 2. "Erfreue dich, mein Herz"
J.S. Bach: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kommt Cantata, BWV 151 - 3. "In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost"
J.S. Bach: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kommt Cantata, BWV 151 - 4."Du teurer Gottessohn, nun hast du mir den Himmel aufgemacht"
J.S. Bach: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kommt Cantata, BWV 151 - 5. "Heut' schleusst er wieder auf die Tür"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Erster Teil - 1. "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Erster Teil - 2. "Wo ist das Ebenbild"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Erster Teil - 3. "Weh, der Seele"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Erster Teil - 4. "Verachtest du den Reichtum seiner Gnade"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Zweiter Teil - 5. "Erschrekke doch"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Zweiter Teil - 6. "Beim Warten ist Gefahr"
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.102 "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 / Zweiter Teil - 7. "Heut' lebst du, heut' bekehre dich"
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 4. Menuetto: Trio I
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 5. Polacca; Trio II
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 3. Presto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050 - 2. Affetuoso
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 1. --
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 2. Adagio ma non tanto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 3. Allegro
Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z.629 - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears / Act 1 - Symphony
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "Now the Night Is Chas'd Away"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "Let the Fifes and the Clarions....Dance"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "When a Cruel Long Winter"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "Hail! Great Parent Of Us All"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "Thus the Ever Grateful Spring"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "See, My Many-Coloured Fields"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "Next, Winter Comes Slowly, Pale"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 1 - "Hail! Great Parent Of Us All" (Reprise)
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - Prelude..."Come, All Ye Songsters Of the Sky"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "The Songsters...May the God Of Wit Inspire"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "Echo...Now Join Your Warbling Voices All"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "Fill Up the Bowl"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "See, Even Night Herself Is Here"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "I Am Come To Lock All Fast"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "One Charming Night"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - "Hush, No More"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 2 - Dance For the Followers Of Night
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - Overture
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - "If Love's a Sweet Passion...I Press Her Hand"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - "O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - "Now the Maids and the Men Are Making Of Hay"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - A Dance Of Haymakers
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - "A Thousand, Thousand Ways"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Part 3: The Sweet Passion - Hornpipe and Rondeau
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - Symphony
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - "Hark! Hark the Echoing Air"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - "Sure the Dull God Of Marriage"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - "See, I Obey"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - "Turn Then Thine Eyes"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - "My Torch Indeed...They Shall Be As Happy"
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - Chaconne
Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears - Act 4 - "They Shall Be As Happy"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - Symphony - Canzona
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Celebrate This Festival"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Britain Now Thy Cares Beguile"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Celebrate This Festival"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "'Tis Sacred, Bid The Trumpet Cease"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Let Sullen Discord Smile"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Crown The Altar, Deck The Shrine"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Expected Spring At Last Is Come"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "April Who Till Now Has Mourn'd"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Departing Thus You'll Hear Him Say"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Happy Realm Beyond Expressing"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "While For a Righteous Cause He Arms"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Return Fond Muse, The Thoughts Of War"
Purcell: Celebrate this Festival, Z.321 - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693) - "Kindly Treat Maria's Day"
Haydn: Symphony in F sharp minor, H.I No.45 -"Farewell" - 1. Allegro assai
Haydn: Symphony in F sharp minor, H.I No.45 -"Farewell" - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Symphony in F sharp minor, H.I No.45 -"Farewell" - 3. Menuet (Allegretto)
Haydn: Symphony in F sharp minor, H.I No.45 -"Farewell" - 4. Finale (Presto - Adagio)
Haydn: Symphony in E flat, H.I No.55 - "The Schoolmaster" - 1. Allegro di molto
Haydn: Symphony in E flat, H.I No.55 - "The Schoolmaster" - 2. Adagio, ma semplicemente
Haydn: Symphony in E flat, H.I No.55 - "The Schoolmaster" - 3. Menuetto - Trio
Haydn: Symphony in E flat, H.I No.55 - "The Schoolmaster" - 4. Finale (Presto)
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 1. Moderato
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 3. Finale (Allegro molto)
Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183 - 1. Allegro con brio
Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183 - 3. Menuetto
Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183 - 4. Allegro
Mozart: Serenata notturna in D, K.239 - 1. Marcia (Maestoso)
Mozart: Serenata notturna in D, K.239 - 2. Menuetto - Trio
Mozart: Serenata notturna in D, K.239 - 3. Rondeau (Allegretto - Adagio - Allegro)
Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A, K.201 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A, K.201 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A, K.201 - 3. Menuetto
Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A, K.201 - 4. Allegro con spirito
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 1. Molto allegro
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 4. Finale (Allegro assai)
Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D, K.504 "Prague" - 1. Adagio - Allegro
Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D, K.504 "Prague" - 2. Andante
Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D, K.504 "Prague" - 3. Finale (Presto)
Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - "Jupiter" - 1. Allegro vivace
Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - "Jupiter" - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - "Jupiter" - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - "Jupiter" - 4. Molto allegro
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543 - 1. Adagio - Allegro
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543 - 2. Andante con moto
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543 - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543 - 4. Finale (Allegro)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 - 3. Rondeau (Allegretto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 2. Romance
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 - 2. Larghetto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 - 3. Allegro
Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 - "Unfinished" - 1. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 - "Unfinished" - 2. Andante con moto
Delius: Two Aquarelles - Lento, ma non troppo
Delius: Two Aquarelles - Gaily, but not too quick
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - Prelude
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Jesu, Maria, I Am Near To Death"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Deus"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 1 - "Proficiscere, Anima Christiana"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "I Went To Sleep"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "It Is a Member Of That Family Of Wondrous Beings"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "But Hark! Upon My Senses Comes a Fierce Hubbub"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "I See Not Those False Spirits"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "Thy Judgement Now Is Near"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "I Go Before My Judge"
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Part 2 - "Softly and Gently"
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Theme
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 1 - Allegro non troppo
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 2 - Lament
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 3 - Andante
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 4 - Quick & Gay
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 5 - Nocturne
Byrd: Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard - Variations on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 6 - Finale - Presto giocoso
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - Overture
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - "From Harmony, From Heav'nly Harmony...When Nature Underneath A Heap"
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - " From Harmony, From Heav'nly Harmony"
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - "What Passion Cannot Music Raise And Quell"
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - "The Trumpet's Loud Clangour"
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - March
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - "But Bright Cecilia"
Handel: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (HWV76) - "As From Pow'r Of Sacred Lays"
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 1. Molto allegro
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 - 4. Finale (Allegro assai)
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Theme - Allegro maestoso e largamente
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation A: Flutes & Piccolo - Presto
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation B: Oboes - Lento
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation C: Clarinets - Moderato
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation D: Bassoons - Allegro alla marcia
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation E: Violins - Brillante - alla polacca
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation F: Violas - Meno mosso
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation G: Cellos
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation H: Double Basses - Cominciando lento ma poco a poco accelerando
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation I: Harp - Maestoso
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation J: Horns - L'istesso tempo
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation K: Trumpets - Vivace
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation L: Trombones & Bass Tuba - Allegro pomposo
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Variation M: Percussion - Moderato
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 - without spoken text - Fugue - Allegro molto
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 1. Boisterous Bourrée
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 2. Playful Pizzicato
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 3. Sentimental Saraband
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 4. Frolicsome Finale
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 1. Introduction & Theme
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 2. Adagio
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 3. March
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 4. Romance
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 5. Aria Italiana
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 6. Bourrée Classique
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 7. Wiener Waltzer
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 8. Moto Perpetuo
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 9. Funeral March
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 10. Chant
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 11. Fugue & Finale
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Prologue - Interlude I: On the beach (Dawn)
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 - Interlude II: The Storm
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 2 - Interlude III: Sunday Morning
Britten: Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 3 - Interlude V: Evening (Moonlight)
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - I. Fanfare
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - II. Villes
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IIIa. Phrase
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IIIb. Antique
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IV. Royauté
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - V. Marine
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VI. Interlude
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VII. Being beauteous
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VIII. Parade
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IX. Départ
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge - This Ae Night
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Flor-ence! Tell The Midwife!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Doctor Jessop's Midwife"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "I Hope We're Not Too Early, Florence?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Stuffy!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Now Then! Notebook, Florence!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "The First Suggestion On My List"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Is This All You Can Bring?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Beggin' Your Pardon"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Right! We'll Have Him!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - Interlude
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Bounce Me High"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Shop! Hi! Albert!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Tickling A Trout"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Meet Me At A Quarter Past Eight"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "He's Much Too Busy"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Good Morning, Young Man"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "We Bring Great News To You"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Isn't He Here?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "For Three Precious Weeks"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Quickly! Quickly, Come Along!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Here They Are, Dears!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "My Flowers Are Few"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "I'm Full Of Happiness"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "As Representing The Local Council"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "My Heart Leaps Up With Joy"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Er-humph! Er-humph! I'm No Great Shakes"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Well Tried, Albert!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - Interlude
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Albert The Good!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "You Oughtn't To Whistle!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - Introduction
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Is She Asleep?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "I'm Hungry, I'm Tired"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Give Me A Decent Murder With A Corpse!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Have You Found Him?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Fools! Fools! Blundering Fools!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "In The Midst Of Life Is Death"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Albert!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "I'm Sorry About That"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "I Can't Remember Everything"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Albert's Come Back To Stay"
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 1. Moderato
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 3. Finale (Allegro molto)
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Allegro maestoso
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Presto inquieto
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Adagio
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Passacaglia
The Tournament
The Lute Song
Courtly Dances
Gloriana Moritura
I. Lacrymosa
II. Dies Irae
III. Requiem aeternam
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Ouvertüre
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Du kanntest mich, O kleiner Engel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Wie anders, Gretchen, war dir's
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die ihr dies Haupt umschwebt im luft'gem Kreise
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Des Lebens Pulse schlagen frisch-lebendig
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ich heiße der Mangel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Vier sah ich kommen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die Nacht scheint tiefer tief hereinzudringen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Herbei! herbei! Herein! herein!
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ein Sumpf zieht am Gebirge hin
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ihn sättigt keine Lust
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Ewiger Wonnebrand
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Gerettet ist das edle Glied
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Hier ist die Aussicht frei
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Dir, der Unberührbaren
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 1. Moderato
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - 3. Finale (Allegro molto)
Britten: Piano Concerto, Op.13 - 1. Toccata
Britten: Piano Concerto, Op.13 - 2. Waltz
Britten: Piano Concerto, Op.13 - 3. Impromptu
Britten: Piano Concerto, Op.13 - 4. March
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op.15 - 1. Moderato con moto
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op.15 - 2. Vivace
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op.15 - 3. Passacaglia; Andante lento
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Allegro maestoso
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Presto inquieto
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Adagio
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 - Passacaglia
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 - Lacrymosa
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 - Dies Irae
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 - Requiem aeternam
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 1. Boisterous Bourrée
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 2. Playful Pizzicato
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 3. Sentimental Saraband
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4 - 4. Frolicsome Finale
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 1. Introduction & Theme
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 2. Adagio
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 3. March
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 4. Romance
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 5. Aria Italiana
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 6. Bourrée Classique
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 7. Wiener Waltzer
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 8. Moto Perpetuo
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 9. Funeral March
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 10. Chant
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 - 11. Fugue & Finale
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - Prelude
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The Fool and the Dwarf
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The Emperor - March
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - Gavotte
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The Four Kings
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The King of the North
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The King of the East
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The King of the West
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The King of the South
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - Belle Epine
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - Belle Rose
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The Kings and Belle Rose
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - Triumph of Belle Epine
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - Rage of the Kings
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 1 - The Four Frogs
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 1 - Air
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 1 - Water
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 1 - Fire
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 2 - Belle Rose in Pagoda-Land
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 2 - The Pagodas
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 2 - The Salamander
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 2 Scene 2 - The Prince and Belle Rose
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 1 - Belle Epine as Empress
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 1 - The Old Emperor
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 1 - Belle Rose and the Salamander
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 1 - Transition
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - The Pagoda Palace
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Pas de Six
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Variation 1
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Variation 2
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Variation 3
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Pas de Trois
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Pas de Deux
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Variation 4
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Variation 5
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 - Act 3 Scene 2 - Finale
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Theme
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation I - Recitative
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation II - Romance
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation III - March
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation IV - Arabesque
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation V - Chant
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation VI - Nocturne
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation VII - Badinerie
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation VIII - Burlesque
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation IXa -Toccata I
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation IXb - Toccata II
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation X - Adagio
Britten: Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 - Variation XI - Tarantella
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge - This Ae Night
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue


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