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Britten: Operas


Release Date: 09/17/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 350072   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Dan DressenAndrew MurgatroydAngus SmithBronwen Mills,   ... 
Conductor:  Philip BrunelleBernard HaitinkOliver KnussenDaniel Harding,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Plymouth Music Series OrchestraPlymouth Music Series ChorusPlymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set features some of Britten’s most powerful stage works, from the strikingly original ‘choral operetta’ Paul Bunyan, through the compelling musical and psychological drama of Peter Grimes and The Turn of the Screw, to the spellbinding A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This set features some of Britten’s most powerful stage works, from the strikingly original ‘choral operetta’ Paul Bunyan, through the compelling musical and psychological drama of Peter Grimes and The Turn of the Screw, to the spellbinding A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Paul Bunyan, Op. 17 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Philip Brunelle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Plymouth Music Series Orchestra,  Plymouth Music Series Chorus,  Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1987 
Venue:  Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, 
Length: 113 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Overture by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Philip Brunelle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Inkslingers Love Song by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Dan Dressen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philip Brunelle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Lullaby of Dream Shadows by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Angus Smith (Tenor), Bronwen Mills (Soprano),
Patricia Forbes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philip Brunelle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Patricia Payne (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Stuart Kale (Tenor),
Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone), Christopher Lackner (Baritone),
Richard Hazell (Bass), Gillian Webster (Soprano), Tom Cregan (Tenor),
Karen Robertson (Soprano), Christopher Keyte (Bass), John Winfield (Tenor),
Donaldson Bell (Baritone), Jonathan Fisher (Baritone), Michael Skinner (Drum),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Thomas Allen (Baritone), Maria Bovino (Soprano),
Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Stafford Dean (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London 
Length: 144 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Christopher Purves (Bass), Susan Gritton (Soprano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor),
Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Coleman-Wright (Bass), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliver Knussen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Date of Recording: 2011 
Venue:  Live Aldeburgh Festival 
7.
Billy Budd, Op. 50 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Nathan Gunn (Baritone),
Gidon Saks (Bass Baritone), Andrew Staples (Tenor), Daniel Teadt (Baritone)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1960; England 
8.
Turn of the Screw, Op. 54 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Vivian Tierney (Soprano), Jane Henschel (Alto),
Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julian Leang (Treble), Caroline Wise (Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, England 
Length: 106 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Norman Bailey (Baritone), Donald Maxwell (Baritone), Dexter Fletscher (Spoken Vocals),
Robert Horn (Tenor), Andrew Gallacher (Bass), Richard Suart (Bass),
Gregory Pierre (Treble), Simon Hart (Treble), John Graham-Hall (Tenor),
Andrew Mead (Treble), Adrian Thompson (Tenor), Roger Bryson (Baritone),
Nicholas Watson (Treble), Jill Gomez (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano),
Penelope Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Henry Herford (Baritone), James Bowman (Countertenor),
Lillian Watson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  Trinity Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 154 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 

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