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Britten: The Turn Of The Screw / Kennedy, Matthews, Farnes

Britten / Matthews / Wyn-rogers / Kennedy / Farnes
Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 749   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Katherine BroderickLucy [Soprano Vocal] HallSally MatthewsAndrew Kennedy,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Farnes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrew Kennedy - Prologue / Peter Quint
Sally Matthews - Governess
Michael Clayton-Jolly - Miles
Lucy Hall - Flora
Catherine Wyn-Rogers - Mrs Grose
Katherine Broderick - Miss Jessel

Released in celebration of the Britten anniversary year, Richard Farnes, the Music Director of Opera North who led their critically acclaimed production of The Turn of the Screw in 2010, conducts an all-English cast in Britten’s most ingeniously crafted opera, including Andrew Kennedy, Sally Matthews, and 11-year old Michael Clayton-Jolly in the role of Miles. Originally scheduled to be conducted by Sir Colin Davis, Richard Farnes was the natural replacement, himself having been mentored by the late conductor. Read more />
In 1932, the 18-year-old Britten heard on the radio ‘a wonderful, impressive but terribly eerie and scary play The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.’ Britten’s version of the ghost story, premiered in 1954, is a chamber opera in a prologue and two acts. The opera tells the story of a Governess and a housekeeper Mrs Grose who vow to protect two children, Miles and Flora from the strange happenings that occur in the grounds of their English country house. Read less

Works on This Recording

Turn of the Screw, Op. 54 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Katherine Broderick (Soprano), Lucy [Soprano Vocal] Hall (Soprano), Sally Matthews (Soprano),
Andrew Kennedy (Tenor), Michael Clayton-Jolly (Boy Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Farnes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 

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