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Britten: Owen Wingrave / Britten, English Chamber Orchestra

Release Date: 07/14/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001304909  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin LuxonHeather HarperDame Janet BakerPeter Pears,   ... 
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraWandsworth School Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Based on a story by Henry James, Owen Wingrave was commissioned by the BBC as an opera for television. Originally broadcast in color in 1971, it has an outstanding cast of great British singers, including Peter Pears, Janet Baker, Heather Harper, Benjamin Luxon and John Shirley-Quirk.

The opera’s story reflects Britten’s own strongly-held pacifist beliefs; the opera’s central character is a young man from an impeccable military background whose rejection of war leads him into family conflict with a tragic conclusion.

Extras: 15 minutes of Extracts from Music Now introductory documentary

Number of discs: 1
Disc Format: NTSC DVD 9
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region Coding: 0
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Audio Selection: LPCM Mono/Enhanced Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish Read less

Works on This Recording

Owen Wingrave, Op. 85 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Luxon (Baritone), Heather Harper (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano),
Peter Pears (Tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; England 

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