The Very Best of Benjamin Britten

Release Date: 2/26/2013
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 5099960267924
Number of Discs: 3

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Works on This Recording
1. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; England
2. Cello Symphony, Op. 68: 2. Presto inquieto by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: Modern
Written: 1963 ;
3. Elegy for Viola solo by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Lars Anders Tomter (Viola)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; England
4. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944-1945 ; England
5. Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; England
6. String Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36: 2. Vivace by Benjamin Britten
Period: Modern
Written: 1945 ; United Kingdom
7. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: 3. Requiem Aeterrnam3. Requiem aeternam by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Modern
Written: 1940 ;
8. Cello Suite No. 3, Op. 87: 4. Barcarola: Lento by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Period: Modern
Written: 1971 ; England
9. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Act 3. Finale by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Period: Modern
Written: 1956 ;
10. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Act 3. Apotheosis by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Period: Modern
Written: 1956 ;
11. War Requiem, Op. 66: Libera me: Let us sleep now... In paradisum by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: Modern
Written: 1961 ;
12. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Iona Brown
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; England
13. Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten
Written: 1933-1934 ; England
14. Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29 by Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; England
15. Holiday Diary, Op. 5: 2. Sailing by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1934 ;
16. Three Character Pieces: 2. Daphne: Poco andante grazioso by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1930 ;
17. Night Piece for Piano "Notturno" by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; England
18. Five Waltzes: 1. Rather fast & nervous by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1925 ;
19. Five Waltzes: 5. Variations: Quiet & simple by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1925 ;
20. Lullabies (2) for piano: Lullaby for a retired Colonel by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano), Ronan O'Hara (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1936 ;
21. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: 2. Waltz by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Modern
Written: 1938 ;
22. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 7. Being Beauteous by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; USA
23. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 8. Parade by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; USA
24. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 9. Départ by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; USA
25. Serenade, Op. 31: Sonnet by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: Modern
Written: 1943 ; United Kingdom
26. Serenade, Op. 31: Epilogue by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: Modern
Written: 1943 ; United Kingdom
27. Nocturne, Op. 60: On a poet's lips I slept by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Martyn Hill
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; England
28. Canticle I, Op. 40 "My beloved is mine" by Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; England
29. Greensleeves, folksong arrangement for high voice & piano by Benjamin Britten
Period: Modern
Written: circa 1941 ;
30. A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: 10. Deo gracias! by Benjamin Britten
Period: Modern
Written: 1942 ;
31. A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: 11. Recession by Benjamin Britten
Period: Modern
Written: 1942 ;
32. The Company of Heaven: Part 3: 6. Heaven is here by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Cathryn Pope
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Period: Modern
Written: 1937 ;
33. Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: Lord Jesus, think on me by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Charles Fullbrook (Timpani), Ian [Keyboards] Watson (Piano), John [recorder] Whitfield (Recorder), Alan Harwood (Organ), Lynda Houghton (Double Bass), John [Piano] Alley (Piano)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble
Period: Modern
Written: 1957 ; United Kingdom
34. Peter Grimes: Act 3. Scene 2. Grimes! by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Period: Modern
Written: 1945 ; United Kingdom
35. Peter Grimes: Act 3. Scene 2. Peter, we've come to take you home by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Period: Modern
Written: 1945 ; United Kingdom
36. Peter Grimes: Act 3. Scene 2. To those who pass the Borough by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Stuart [Tenor Vocal] Kale (Voice), Stafford Dean (Voice), Thomas Allen (Voice), Patricia Payne (Voice)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Period: Modern
Written: 1945 ; United Kingdom
37. The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37: Act 1. Scene 2. Lucia runs to the door by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
Period: Modern
Written: 1946 ;
38. Billy Budd, Op. 50: Act 3. Scene 3. Look! Through the port comes the moon-shine astray by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Nathan Gunn (Voice)
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Period: Modern
Written: 1951 ; United Kingdom
39. The Turn of the Screw: Act 2. Variation 14 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Period: Modern
Written: 1954 ; United Kingdom
40. The Turn of the Screw: Act 2. Scene 7. Flora by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Period: Modern
Written: 1954 ; United Kingdom
41. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 2. On the ground, sleep sound by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Simon Hart (Voice), Gregory Pierre (Voice), Nicholas Watson (Voice), Andrew [Singer] Mead (Voice)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: Modern
Written: 1960 ; United Kingdom
42. Paul Bunyan: Act 1. Tiny's Song: Ah!... Whether the sun shine upon children playing by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson (Voice)
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Period: Modern
Written: 1941 ;
43. Paul Bunyan: Act 2. Third Ballad Interlude: So Helson smiled & Bunyan smiled by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Period: Modern
Written: 1941 ;
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