BENJAMIN BRITTEN The Complete Works

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

The Complete Works

DVD: The 1967 Recording of
"The Burning Fiery Furnace"
Int. Release 17 Jun. 2013
65 CDs + 1 DVD
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Track List

CD 1: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Paul Bunyan, Op.17

1.
1:12

Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Pop Wagner

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

11.
0:21

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Phil Jorgenson, Tim Dahl, Thomas Shaffer, Lawrence Weller, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Westbrock, James Lawless, James Bohn, Vern Sutton, Merle Fristad, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Vern Sutton, Merle Fristad, Dan Dressen, James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Maria Jette, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Pop Wagner

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Vern Sutton, Merle Fristad, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Lawrence Weller, Dan Dressen, Thomas Shaffer, Tim Dahl, Phil Jorgenson, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Clifton Ware, Dan Dressen, Janice Hardy, Maria Jette, Phil Jorgenson, Tim Dahl, Thomas Shaffer, Lawrence Weller, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Maria Jette, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Tim Dahl, Phil Jorgenson, Thomas Shaffer, Lawrence Weller, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

27.
1:28

Merle Fristad, Vern Sutton, Lawrence Weller, Phil Jorgenson, James McKeel, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Dan Dressen, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Clifton Ware, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Dan Dressen, James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Total Playing Time: 1:04:15

CD 2: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James McKeel, James Lawless, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James McKeel, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

5.
1:14

Richard Allison, Benjamin Allen, Stanford Felix, Jay Ramos, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Bohn, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Maria Jette, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Maria Jette, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, James Lawless, Richard Allison, Benjamin Allen, Stanford Felix, Jay Ramos, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Clifton Ware, Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, James Bohn, Richard Allison, Benjamin Allen, Stanford Felix, Jay Ramos, James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, James Bohn, Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Clifton Ware, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Pop Wagner

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Maria Jette, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Dan Dressen, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Maria Jette, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Dan Dressen, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, James Bohn, Ann Murray, James Westbrock, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Westbrock, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Maria Jette, Janice Hardy, Sue Herber, Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Clifton Ware, James Lawless, James Bohn, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Appendix

22.
5:01

English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Appendix

Dan Dressen, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Appendix

Bronwen Mills, Patricia Forbes, Angus Smith, Andrew Murgatroyd, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Total Playing Time: 1:06:03

CD 3: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Grimes, Op.33

Prologue

1.
1:28

David Kelly, Owen Brannigan, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Peter Pears, Lauris Elms, David Kelly, Claire Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Act 1

Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, John Lanigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Lauris Elms, Geraint Evans, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, Jean Watson, Geraint Evans, David Kelly, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

David Kelly, Claire Watson, Geraint Evans, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, David Kelly, Lauris Elms, Geraint Evans, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

James Pease, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

James Pease, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jean Watson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Raymond Nilsson, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Geraint Evans, Jean Watson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, Jean Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Geraint Evans, Jean Watson, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

David Kelly, Geraint Evans, Claire Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Jean Watson, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, John Lanigan, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jean Watson, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

25.
1:03

Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, John Lanigan, Jean Watson, Claire Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:15:24

CD 4: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Grimes, Op.33

Act 2

Claire Watson, John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Jean Watson, James Pease, David Kelly, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, James Pease, Lauris Elms, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, David Kelly, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, John Lanigan, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Jean Watson, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

6.
7:18

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

7.
2:09

Raymond Nilsson, John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

11.
2:49

Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Lauris Elms, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, Claire Watson, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, James Pease, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

14.
2:00

Lauris Elms, Jean Watson, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, Peter Pears, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:06:58

CD 5: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37

Lib. Ronald Duncan

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Benjamin Luxon, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 48:22

CD 6: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37

Lib. Ronald Duncan

Act 2

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

9.
3:52

Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 59:53

CD 7: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Albert Herring, Op.39

Act 1

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

4.
2:43

Sylvia Fisher, John Noble, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Noble, Johanna Peters, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Johanna Peters, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, John Noble, Edgar Evans, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

10.
3:13

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

11.
2:30

Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

13.
3:02

Joseph Ward, Peter Pears, Catherine Wilson, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Sheila Amit, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Johanna Peters, Peter Pears, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Johanna Peters, Edgar Evans, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Peter Pears, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

18.
2:18

Johanna Peters, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Edgar Evans, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Sylvia Fisher, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Stephen Terry, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Sheila Rex, Peter Pears, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, Joseph Ward, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Catherine Wilson, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:08:50

CD 8: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Albert Herring, Op.39

Act 2

Sylvia Fisher, John Noble, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Edgar Evans, John Noble, Sheila Rex, April Cantelo, Sylvia Fisher, Sheila Amit, Joseph Ward, Stephen Terry, Catherine Wilson, Johanna Peters, Anne Pashley, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, John Noble, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, John Noble, Sheila Rex, Johanna Peters, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sylvia Fisher, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Noble, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Sheila Rex, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

6.
6:55

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

10.
2:20

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

11.
3:32

Sheila Amit, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Anne Pashley, Edgar Evans, Stephen Terry, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sheila Rex, Owen Brannigan, Catherine Wilson, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, John Noble, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Catherine Wilson, John Noble, April Cantelo, Johanna Peters, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Sheila Rex, Edgar Evans, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Sheila Rex, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

17.
0:40

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Sheila Rex, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Catherine Wilson, Johanna Peters, Edgar Evans, Joseph Ward, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Sheila Rex, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:08:54

CD 9: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Billy Budd, Op.50

Act 1

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Eric Garrett, Norman Lumsden, Bryan Drake, David Bowman, Nigel Rogers, Delme Bryn-Jones, Robert Tear, Robert Bowman, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Rogers, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Delme Bryn-Jones, David Kelly, Michael Langdon, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Gregory Dempsey, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Geoffrey Coleby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Peter Glossop, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, Michael Langdon, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Robert Bowman, Henry Bush, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Robert Tear, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Gregory Dempsey, David Bowman, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, David Bowman, Michael Langdon, Eric Garrett, Norman Lumsden, Delme Bryn-Jones, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Bowman, Peter Glossop, Gregory Dempsey, Owen Brannigan, Delme Bryn-Jones, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, Henry Bush, David Kelly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

16.
2:39

David Bowman, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Bowman, Gregory Dempsey, Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Gregory Dempsey, David Bowman, Robert Bowman, Michael Langdon, James Newby, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Robert Tear, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:21:58

CD 10: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Billy Budd, Op.50

Act 2

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Rogers, Delme Bryn-Jones, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, David Bowman, Gregory Dempsey, Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

17.
3:06

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Glossop, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:15:52

CD 11: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Gloriana, Op.53

Act 1 Scene 1

1.
2:20

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Christopher Cornall, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Bryn Terfel, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

5.
1:08

Josephine Barstow, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Bryn Terfel, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 1 Scene 2

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Dominic Gill, Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 2 Scene 1

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Alan Opie, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

19.
11:48

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

20.
2:52

Josephine Barstow, John Mark Ainsley, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, John Shirley-Quirk, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 2 Scene 2

22.
1:25

Yvonne Kenny, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

23.
1:47

24.
3:38

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Total Playing Time: 1:11:35

CD 12: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Gloriana, Op.53

Act 2 Scene 3

1.
2:10

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Janice Watson, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Peter Hoare, Jonathan Summers, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

3.
1:50

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Peter Hoare, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

5.
1:25

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

8.
0:25

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Della Jones, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

10.
2:51

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Peter Hoare, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

11.
0:47

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

13.
3:09

Josephine Barstow, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Peter Hoare, Alan Opie, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

14.
1:16

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 3 Scene 1

Janice Watson, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Janice Watson, Philip Langridge, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Janice Watson, Philip Langridge, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Janice Watson, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

21.
0:58

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 3 Scene 2

23.
10:35

Willard White, Bryn Terfel, Jenevora Williams, James Miller-Coburn, Tom Finucane, Monmouth School Choir, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 3 Scene 3

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

27.
2:31

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Della Jones, Josephine Barstow, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Yvonne Kenny, Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

30.
8:51

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Total Playing Time: 1:16:09

CD 13: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Turn of the Screw, Op.54

Act One

1.
2:48

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 52:10

CD 14: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Turn of the Screw, Op.54

Act Two

Arda Mandikian, Peter Pears, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, David Hemmings, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 53:00

CD 15: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64

Act 1

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norman Lumsden, Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, Keith Raggett, Robert Tear, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Stephen Terry, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Norman Lumsden, Kenneth McDonald, David Kelly, Robert Tear, Keith Raggett, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, John Pryor, Richard Dakin, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, Thomas Hemsley, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:13:53

CD 16: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64

Act 2

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Josephine Veasey, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Thomas Hemsley, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norman Lumsden, Keith Raggett, Robert Tear, Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Kenneth McDonald, Norman Lumsden, David Kelly, Robert Tear, Keith Raggett, John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norman Lumsden, Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, Josephine Veasey, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, Robert Tear, Helen Watts, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, Thomas Hemsley, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Keith Raggett, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Thomas Hemsley, Helen Watts, Kenneth McDonald, David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Helen Watts, Thomas Hemsley, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Kenneth McDonald, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Stephen Terry, Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:10:05

CD 17: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Owen Wingrave, Op. 85

Act 1

1.
2:59

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Nigel Douglas, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Sylvia Fisher, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Douglas, Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Janet Baker, Sylvia Fisher, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Janet Baker, Jennifer Vyvyan, Sylvia Fisher, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, Nigel Douglas, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Sylvia Fisher, Janet Baker, Nigel Douglas, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:03:08

CD 18: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Owen Wingrave, Op. 85

Act 2

Peter Pears, Benjamin Luxon, John Shirley-Quirk, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Douglas, Jennifer Vyvyan, Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, Sylvia Fisher, Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Janet Baker, Nigel Douglas, Benjamin Luxon, Jennifer Vyvyan, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Sylvia Fisher, Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, Benjamin Luxon, Nigel Douglas, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Nigel Douglas, Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Jennifer Vyvyan, Sylvia Fisher, Peter Pears, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 42:31

CD 19: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Death in Venice, Op.88

Lib. Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997) after T.Mann

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Michael Bauer, Kenneth Bowen, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, Anne Wilkens, Stephen James Adams, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Angela Vernon Bates, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Kenneth Bowen, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Carpenter Turner, Sheila Brand, Stephen James Adams, Anne Wilkens, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, Peter Pears, James Bowman, Anne Wilkens, Iris Saunders, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Stephen James Adams, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Angela Vernon Bates, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

15.
5:07

Neville Williams, James Bowman, Anne Wilkens, Iris Saunders, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Stephen James Adams, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Angela Vernon Bates, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 1:21:22

CD 20: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Death in Venice, Op.88

Lib. Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997) after T.Mann

Act 2

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, Stephen James Adams, Stuart Harling, Sheila Brand, Robert Carpenter Turner, Anne Wilkens, Anna Vincent, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, Keith Jones, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, Kenneth Bowen, Stuart Harling, Penelope McKay, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Leeming, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

9.
4:24

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, James Bowman, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 1:04:01

CD 21: Britten: The Complete Works

John Gay (1685 - 1732)
The Beggar's Opera

Realised Britten, Op. 43

Prologue

Declan Mulholland, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

2.
4:30

The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Act 1

Christopher Gillet, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Anne Collins, Christopher Gillet, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Anne Collins, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Anne Collins, Christopher Gillet, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Anne Collins, Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, Steuart Bedford, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra

Ann Murray, Anne Collins, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Anne Collins, Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, Anne Collins, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, Declan Mulholland, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Act 2

Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, Helen Templeton, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Helen Templeton, Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Helen Templeton, Debbie Miles-Johnson, Philip Langridge, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 50:07

CD 22: Britten: The Complete Works

John Gay (1685 - 1732)
The Beggar's Opera

Realised Britten, Op. 43

Act 2

Philip Langridge, John Rawnsley, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Declan Mulholland, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Rawnsley, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Robert Lloyd, John Rawnsley, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Act 3

Declan Mulholland, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Rawnsley, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, Declan Mulholland, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Declan Mulholland, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Nuala Willis, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Ann Murray, Yvonne Kenny, Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Philip Langridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Choir, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 58:06

CD 23: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Noye's Fludde, Op.59

The Chester Miracle Play set to music

The Congregation, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Sheila Rex, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Sheila Rex, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Chorus Of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Patricia Garrod, Margaret Hawes, Kathleen Petch, Gillian Saunders, Stephen Alexander, Darian Angadi, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Chorus Of Animals, The Congregation, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Owen Brannigan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Trevor Anthony, Chorus Of Animals, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

Trevor Anthony, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Patricia Garrod, Margaret Hawes, Kathleen Petch, Gillian Saunders, Trevor Anthony, Chorus Of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar

The Golden Vanity - A Vaudeville for boys & piano, Op.78

After the old English ballad

Mark Emney, John Wojciechowski, Barnaby Jago, Adrian Thompson, Terry Lovell, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Benjamin Britten, Russell Burgess

Total Playing Time: 1:05:31

CD 24: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Curlew River, Op.71

Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Harold Blackburn, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

8.
2:11

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Harold Blackburn, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Harold Blackburn, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, Bruce Webb, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bruce Webb, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Harold Blackburn, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:09:13

CD 25: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77

1.
2:34

Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Leeming, English Opera Group Chorus, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

4.
4:01

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Alder, Paull Boucher, James Newby, Stephen Price, Christopher Taylor, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Leeming, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

9.
3:09

Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:03:35

CD 26: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Prodigal Son - Third Parable for Church Performance

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

2.
3:56

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

3.
2:15

English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Robert Tear, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Group Chorus, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Group Chorus, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

11.
4:41

English Opera Group Chorus, Peter Pears, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

14.
5:06

Robert Tear, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

15.
3:25

John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:08:30

CD 27: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45

1.
2:01

Choir Of Alleyn's School, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nancy Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, April Cantelo, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, April Cantelo, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

5.
1:29

David Hemmings, Michael Ingram, Robin Fairhurst, April Cantelo, Marilyn Baker, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

6.
2:24

April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Nancy Thomas, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Robin Fairhurst, Marilyn Baker, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Choir Of Alleyn's School, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nancy Thomas, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nancy Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Choir Of Alleyn's School, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robin Fairhurst, Marilyn Baker, Michael Ingram, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, Nancy Thomas, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

15.
2:52

Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, Nancy Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Jennifer Vyvyan, Nancy Thomas, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, Choir Of Alleyn's School, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:03:01

CD 28: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57

Act 1

1.
2:21

4.
2:36

5.
1:21

10.
2:27

11.
6:10

15.
2:58

Act 2 Scene 1

16.
Air
5:36

17.
7:14

18.
5:59

Act 2 Scene 2

20.
3:03

21.
3:02

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:05:19

CD 29: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57

Act 3 Scene 1

2.
2:52

4.
3:08

Act 3 Scene 2

6.
2:03

7.
3:44

8.
1:06

9.
1:09

10.
1:25

11.
4:06

12.
1:11

13.
2:16

14.
6:11

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

15.
26:49

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn

Total Playing Time: 1:01:55

CD 30: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Night Mail

1.
0:47

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Night Mail

Night Mail

3.
4:08

Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
The Tocher (Rossini Suite)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

The Tocher (Rossini Suite)

5.
2:21

Choir of King Edward's Boys' School, Birmingham, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

The Tocher (Rossini Suite)

6.
2:02

The Tocher (Rossini Suite)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

The Tocher (Rossini Suite)

Choir of King Edward's Boys' School, Birmingham, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The King's Stamp

Part 1

The King's Stamp

Part 1

The King's Stamp

Part 1

The King's Stamp

Part 1

The King's Stamp

Part 1

The King's Stamp

Part 2

The King's Stamp

Part 2

The King's Stamp

Part 2

The King's Stamp

Part 2

17.
1:12

The King's Stamp

Part 2

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Daniel Auchincloss, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Mary Carewe, Daniel Auchincloss, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

Mary Carewe, Adam Green, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Negroes - Music from GPO Film

City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

The Way To The Sea

27.
0:34

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

The Way To The Sea

28.
0:39

The Way To The Sea

29.
0:48

The Way To The Sea

The Way To The Sea

The Way To The Sea

The Way To The Sea

The Way To The Sea

34.
2:56

The Way To The Sea

The Way To The Sea

The Way To The Sea

Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

38.
2:30

Choir of King Edward's Boys' School, Birmingham, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

39.
1:31

Men Behind The Meters

40.
0:22

Men Behind The Meters

Men Behind The Meters

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Coal Face

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Coal Face

City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins

Mary Carewe, Malcolm Wilson

Total Playing Time: 1:18:16

CD 31: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Love From A Stranger

Love From A tranger

1.
1:13

3.
0:43

4.
2:47

6.
0:53

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen

Johnson Over Jordan (Suite)

7.
3:34

Johnson Over Jordan (Suite)

8.
1:41

Johnson Over Jordan (Suite)

Johnson Over Jordan (Suite)

Johnson Over Jordan (Suite)

Johnson Over Jordan (Suite)

12.
2:35

English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

Alison Hagley, Janet Baker, John Mark Ainsley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 1

Janet Baker, Catherine Wyn Rogers, John Mark Ainsley, William Dazeley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

Janet Baker, Alison Hagley, John Mark Ainsley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

John Mark Ainsley, Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

Alison Hagley, Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

The Rescue Of Penelope

Part 2

Janet Baker, Alison Hagley, Catherine Wyn Rogers, John Mark Ainsley, William Dazeley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

Total Playing Time: 1:02:03

CD 32: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Company Of Heaven

1.
6:58

Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Christopher Herrick, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

London Philharmonic Choir, Christopher Herrick, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Cathryn Pope, Christopher Herrick, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Cathryn Pope, Dan Dressen, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

London Philharmonic Choir, Christopher Herrick, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Dan Dressen, Peter Barkworth, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Sheila Allen, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

London Philharmonic Choir, Sheila Allen, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

The Company Of Heaven

Peter Barkworth, Cathryn Pope, Dan Dressen, Christopher Herrick, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Terence Hanbury White, Walter Goehr

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

On The Frontier

This Way To The Tomb

John Constable, Beverley Davison, Graham Ashton, Chris Lawrence, David Roach, Gregory Knowles

Total Playing Time: 1:19:01

CD 33: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

Requiem aeternam

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, Melos Ensemble, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Melos Ensemble, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dies Irae

3.
3:38

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

9.
1:13

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Offertorium

Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Highgate School Boys' Choir, Simon Preston, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Simon Preston, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sanctus

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Agnus Dei

Peter Pears, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Libera me

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, Highgate School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:21:22

CD 34: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Spring Symphony, Op.44

Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Norma Procter, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Norma Procter, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Cantata Academica, (Carmen basiliense) Op.62

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm

Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm

Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm

Hymn to St. Cecilia (1942), Op.27

20.
1:55

London Symphony Chorus, George Malcolm

Total Playing Time: 1:14:14

CD 35: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Saint Nicolas, Op.42

1.
5:16

Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir Of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Ralph Downes, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir Of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Ralph Downes, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, Boys From The Choir Of St. Mary-Le-Tower, Ipswich, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir Of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Ralph Downes, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

5 Flower Songs, Op. 47

10.
1:52

12.
1:57

The Elizabethan Singers, Louis Halsey

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:18:12

CD 36: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
A boy was born, Op.3

The Purcell Singers, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, Boys Voices Of The English Opera Group, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, Michael Hartnett, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, Boys Voices Of The English Opera Group, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, Boys Voices Of The English Opera Group, Choristers Of All Saints, Benjamin Britten

John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten

The Wilbye Consort

Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus

Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus

Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus

14.
3:32

Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus

Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus

BBC Singers, Steuart Bedford

Ceremony of Carols, Op.28

17.
1:21

Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Benjamin Britten

18.
1:25

19.
2:15

21.
1:24

23.
1:28

Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Enid Simon, Benjamin Britten

24.
3:13

Enid Simon, Benjamin Britten

26.
1:07

27.
1:14

Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Enid Simon, Benjamin Britten

28.
1:18

Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Benjamin Britten

Traditional
The Holly and the Ivy

Hazel Holt, Jennifer Barber, Kenneth Bowen, Christopher Keyte, The Elizabethan Singers, Simon Preston, Louis Halsey

Total Playing Time: 1:21:10

CD 37: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Songs From "Friday Afternoons", Op.7

2.
1:36

3.
1:38

7.
2:09

9.
0:47

11.
3:31

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten

12.
2:46

Gernot Fuhrmann, Andrei Gavrilov, Wiener Sängerknaben, Jaume Miranda

Boys of Downside School, Purley, Benjamin Britten

Three Two-Part Songs (1932)

Three Two-Part Songs (1932)

15.
2:52

Three Two-Part Songs (1932)

New London Children's Choir, Alexander Wells

2 Two-Part Songs

18.
2:57

The Elizabethan Singers, Wilfrid Parry, Louis Halsey

19.
1:48

John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten

Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, George Guest

Truro Cathedral Choir, Luke Bond

Rory Phillips, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, James Lancelot

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

Choir of Trinity College

AMDG

25.
1:51

AMDG

AMDG

27.
4:05

AMDG

28.
2:16

AMDG

29.
4:35

AMDG

30.
2:49

AMDG

31.
2:05

London Sinfonietta Chorus

Total Playing Time: 1:21:36

CD 38: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op.30

The Purcell Singers, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten

Michael Hartnett, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten

Jonathan Steele, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten

Philip Todd, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten

The Purcell Singers, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten

Donald Francke, The Purcell Singers, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten

The Elizabethan Singers, Wilfrid Parry, Louis Halsey

Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest

The Sixteen, Margaret Phillips, Harry Christophers

Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, George Guest

12.
5:26

The Sixteen, Margaret Phillips, Harry Christophers

Missa brevis, Op.63

13.
2:00

16.
2:25

Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest

Total Playing Time: 1:06:34

CD 39: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest

Choir of Trinity College

Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, George Guest

Anonymous
God Save The Queen

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Sacred and Profane - Eight Medieval Lyrics, Op.91

11.
1:28

13.
2:51

The Wilbye Consort

Suffolk Schools' Orchestra, Jubilee Choir, Keith Shaw

Praise We Great Men

Praise We Great Men

Praise We Great Men

17.
1:22

Alison Hargan, Mary King, Robert Tear, Willard White, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Total Playing Time: 53:15

CD 40: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Quatre Chansons Françaises

Quatre Chansons Françaises

2.
2:49

Quatre Chansons Françaises

3.
4:31

Quatre Chansons Françaises

Jill Gomez, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

6.
2:00

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

7.
4:40

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

8.
6:55

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

Elisabeth Söderström, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Armstrong

Ballad Of Heroes, Op.14

11.
5:37

Ballad Of Heroes, Op.14

12.
4:24

City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Ballad Of Heroes, Op.14

Robert Tear, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31

14.
1:23

Barry Tuckwell

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

21.
1:33

Barry Tuckwell

Total Playing Time: 1:21:56

CD 41: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Les Illuminations, Op. 18

1.
1:52

2.
2:32

3.
0:57

4.
2:10

5.
1:37

6.
1:02

7.
2:22

9.
2:48

10.
2:41

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

11.
0:53

12.
5:00

13.
2:36

Sandrine Piau, Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair

Nocturne, Op. 60

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Osian Ellis, Barry Tuckwell, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Osian Ellis, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Denis Blyth, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Roger Lord, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Phaedra, Op.93

23.
2:51

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 1:12:31

CD 42: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

John Hahessy, Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, James Bowman, Benjamin Britten

Canticle V - The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op.89

Peter Pears, Osian Ellis

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Sweeter than roses

7.
3:31

James Bowman, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:11:29

CD 43: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Heart Of The Matter

Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Roger Vignoles

The Heart Of The Matter

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell

The Heart Of The Matter

Neil Mackie, Roger Vignoles

The Heart Of The Matter

Peter Pears

The Heart Of The Matter

Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Roger Vignoles

The Heart Of The Matter

Peter Pears

The Heart Of The Matter

Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Roger Vignoles

Tit For Tat

9.
1:14

10.
1:45

11.
1:45

12.
1:32

John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Britten

On this island, Op.11

15.
2:20

16.
3:43

Barbara Bonney, Malcolm Martineau

Four Cabaret Songs

18.
2:14

Four Cabaret Songs

Four Cabaret Songs

20.
5:02

Four Cabaret Songs

21.
2:51

Caryl Hughes, Malcolm Martineau

Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22

22.
2:02

23.
1:24

24.
3:17

25.
1:49

26.
1:56

27.
1:22

28.
4:56

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:20:58

CD 44: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

A Charm of Lullabies, Op.41

10.
2:14

13.
1:28

Pamela Bowden, Peter Gelhorn

Winter Words, Op.52

17.
1:59

20.
1:10

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau

Songs From The Chinese, Op.58

Songs From The Chinese, Op.58

26.
2:41

Songs From The Chinese, Op.58

Songs From The Chinese, Op.58

28.
1:18

Songs From The Chinese, Op.58

29.
1:35

Songs From The Chinese, Op.58

30.
0:58

Peter Pears, Julian Bream

Total Playing Time: 1:11:20

CD 45: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
6 Hölderlin Fragments, Op. 61

2.
1:56

4.
1:50

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, Op.74

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Britten

The Poet's Echo, Op. 76

14.
2:38

Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich

Who Are These Children?, Op.84

22.
2:42

23.
0:36

24.
0:58

25.
1:32

27.
0:33

29.
1:12

30.
3:59

31.
1:40

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

33.
1:04

34.
1:03

Nicky Spence, Malcolm Martineau

Total Playing Time: 1:12:58

CD 46: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
1.
1:06

Philip Smith, Malcolm Martineau

Nicky Spence, Malcolm Martineau

Philip Smith, Malcolm Martineau

Nicky Spence, Malcolm Martineau

5.
1:11

James Geer, Malcolm Martineau

6.
1:49

Andrew Tortise, Malcolm Martineau

Katherine Broderick, Malcolm Martineau

Caryl Hughes, Malcolm Martineau

9.
1:22

Ben Johnson, Malcolm Martineau

10.
1:40

Elizabeth Atherton, Malcolm Martineau

11.
2:57

Philip Smith, Malcolm Martineau

12.
1:54

13.
1:24

Andrew Swait, Andrew Plant

14.
0:41

James Bowman, Andrew Plant

Benedict Nelson, Malcolm Martineau

16.
1:13

Allan Clayton, Malcolm Martineau

Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau

Two Ballads For Two Voices & Piano

Two Ballads For Two Voices & Piano

Felicity Lott, Ann Murray, Graham Johnson

20.
2:37

22.
0:39

Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau

Fish In The Unruffled Lakes

Fish In The Unruffled Lake

James Geer, Malcolm Martineau

Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau

Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau

Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau

Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau

Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau

33.
4:01

James Geer, Malcolm Martineau

Traditional
34.
5:07

Philip Langridge, David Owen Norris, Wenhaston Boys' Choir, Ronald Corp

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
36.
1:03

37.
2:53

38.
May
1:20

New London Children's Choir, Alexander Wells, Ronald Corp

Traditional
Philip Langridge, David Owen Norris, Wenhaston Boys' Choir, Ronald Corp

Total Playing Time: 1:18:13

CD 47: Britten: The Complete Works

Traditional
The Foggy Foggy Dew

Charles Dibdin (1745 - 1814)
Tom Bowling

3.
4:29

Traditional
A Brisk Young Widow

5.
2:00

6.
3:32

Early One Morning

The Bonny Earl o'Moray

10.
2:46

14.
1:56

20.
3:51

21.
1:56

The Sally Gardens

22.
3:00

Little Sir William

23.
2:35

24.
0:38

Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho!

There's None To Soothe

26.
2:14

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Il est quelqu'un sur terre

27.
4:02

Folk Song Arrangemens (British Isles)

Peter Pears, Osian Ellis

The Trees They Grow So High

29.
3:37

Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson

Traditional from France
31.
1:38

Sophie Wyss, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:20:46

CD 48: Britten: The Complete Works

Traditional
2.
1:37

3.
2:04

Robert Tear, Timothy Walker

6.
3:15

Philip Langridge, Osian Ellis

7.
1:54

Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson

Traditional, John Jacob Niles
Traditional
9.
4:43

Charles Burney (1726 - 1814)
10.
0:44

Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson

Traditional
Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson

Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson

14.
2:25

15.
3:05

Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson

16.
3:50

17.
1:56

Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson

Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson

Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson

Philip Langridge, Christopher van Kampen

Christopher van Kampen, Graham Johnson

25.
1:24

David Owen (1709 - 1739)
Traditional
Philip Langridge, Osian Ellis

Total Playing Time: 1:10:10

CD 49: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Sinfonietta, Op. 1

Wiener Oktett

Simple Symphony, Op.4

Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10

9.
2:24

10.
1:07

11.
1:37

12.
1:19

15.
1:10

16.
3:58

17.
1:39

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Soirées musicales, Op. 9

19.
1:21

20.
2:23

21.
2:04

22.
1:49

23.
2:00

Matinées musicales, Op. 24

24.
2:33

25.
3:00

26.
1:52

27.
2:51

28.
3:01

The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:21:29

CD 50: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Rondo Concertante (1930)

Rondo Concertante (1930)

2.
9:24

Rolf Hind, Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair

Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair

Two Portraits For String Orchestra

Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

Two Portraits For String Orchestra

Yuri Bashmet, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

Double Concerto For Violin, Viola & Orchestra

Double Concerto For Violin, Viola & Orchestra

Double Concerto For Violin, Viola & Orchestra

Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano

Movements For a Clarinet Concerto (c1942)

9.
1.
5:29

Movements For a Clarinet Concerto (c1942)

10.
2.
7:13

Movements For a Clarinet Concerto (c1942)

11.
3.
5:05

Michael Collins, Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair

Total Playing Time: 1:12:10

CD 51: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Piano Concerto, Op.13

1.
12:01

2.
5:06

3.
8:07

4.
8:51

Sviatoslav Richter, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Violin Concerto, Op.15

6.
9:19

Mark Lubotsky, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:06:20

CD 52: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Mont Juic - Suite of Catalan Dances, Op.12

Mont Juic - Suite of Catalan Dances, Op.12

English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Donohoe, Felix Kok, Jeremy Ballard, Peter Cole, Michal Kaznowski, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Wesley Warren, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20

5.
8:47

6.
5:04

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21

8.
1:07

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:13:07

CD 53: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Bracha Eden, Alexander Tamir, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sergiu Comissiona

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34

without spoken text

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Minnesota Orchestra, Neville Marriner

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
Sellinger's Round - variations for keyboard

Variations on an Elizabethan Theme

The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Total Playing Time: 1:08:41

CD 54: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Symphony For Cello And Orchestra, Op.68

1.
12:32

2.
3:40

3.
10:33

4.
7:24

Mstislav Rostropovich, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

In Memoriam Dennis Brain (c1958)

In Memorium Dennis Brain (c1958)

5.
1:42

6.
2:11

Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Peter Francomb, Chris Griffiths, Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair

East Anglian Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Suite On English Folk Tunes: "A Time There Was...", Op.90

Suite On English Folk Tunes: "A Time There Was...", Op.90

Suite On English Folk Tunes: "A Time There Was...", Op.90

10.
2:30

Suite On English Folk Tunes: "A Time There Was...", Op.90

Suite On English Folk Tunes: "A Time There Was...", Op.90

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Lars Anders Tomter, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Total Playing Time: 1:14:29

CD 55: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Nobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen

2.
6:16

Nobuko Imai

Krzysztof Chorzelski, Katya Apekisheva

Suite, Op.6 for Violin & Piano

Suite, Op.6 for Violin & Piano

Suite, Op.6 for Violin & Piano

Suite, Op.6 for Violin & Piano

Suite, Op.6 for Violin & Piano

Alexander Barantschik, John Alley

9.
4:37

Lorraine McAslan, John Blakely

2 Insect Pieces

11.
1:56

Heinz Holliger, András Schiff

6 Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op.49

13.
1:59

14.
1:20

15.
1:57

16.
1:51

17.
2:57

18.
2:16

Janet Craxton

Total Playing Time: 1:16:15

CD 56: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Suite For Cello No.1, Op.72

Suite For Cello No.2, Op.80

10.
4:29

11.
4:37

13.
5:25

Mstislav Rostropovich

Sonata In C For Cello And Piano Op.65

15.
6:52

17.
5:59

18.
2:09

19.
2:38

Mstislav Rostropovich, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:07:58

CD 57: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Third Suite for Cello, Op.87

Robert Cohen

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Eduardo Fernández

Suite for harp, Op.83

19.
2:34

20.
1:19

21.
2:49

22.
1:02

23.
4:32

Osian Ellis

String Quartet No.3, Op.94

24.
5:35

25.
3:31

26.
5:59

27.
2:14

Amadeus Quartet

Alisa Weilerstein

Total Playing Time: 1:22:46

CD 58: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
String Quartet in F (1928)

String Quartet in F (1928)

2.
3:55

String Quartet in F (1928)

String Quartet in F (1928)

Utrecht String Quartet

Miniature Suite (1929)

5.
2:59

Miniature Suite (1929)

6.
3:08

Miniature Suite (1929)

7.
1:57

Miniature Suite (1929)

8.
2:06

The Emperor Quartet

Quartettino (1930)

Quartettino (1930)

Quartettino (1930)

Endellion String Quartet

Endellion String Quartet, Nicholas Logie

Three Divertimenti for String Quartet

Three Divertimenti for String Quartet

Three Divertimenti for String Quartet

Endellion String Quartet

Total Playing Time: 1:15:06

CD 59: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
String Quartet in D major (1931)

Gabrieli String Quartet

String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.25

7.
3:39

The Allegri String Quartet

String Quartet No.2 in C, Op.36

9.
3:28

Amadeus Quartet

Total Playing Time: 1:08:58

CD 60: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Janet Craxton, Members of the Gabrieli Quartet

Alpine Suite for Recorder Trio

Alpine Suite for Recorder Trio

Alpine Suite for Recorder Trio

Alpine Suite for Recorder Trio

5.
1:54

Alpine Suite for Recorder Trio

Alpine Suite for Recorder Trio

Russell Wilson, Ian Wilson, Catherine Fleming

Fiona Russell, Catherine Fleming, Celia Ireland, Ian Wilson

James Blades, Joan Goosens

Members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Timothy Bond

Simon Preston

Gemini Variations (Quartet for 2 players), Op.73

15.
1:19

Gemini Variations (Quartet for 2 players), Op.73

16.
8:45

Gemini Variations (Quartet for 2 players), Op.73

17.
4:46

Gabriel Jeney, Zoltan Jeney

Bracha Eden, Alexander Tamir

Total Playing Time: 1:11:59

CD 61: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Five Waltzes (1923-5)

Five Waltzes (1923-5)

Five Waltzes (1923-5)

3.
1:41

Five Waltzes (1923-5)

Five Waltzes (1923-5)

Stephen Hough

6.
2:33

Anthony Goldstone

Three Character Pieces (1930)

Three Character Pieces (1930)

Three Character Pieces (1930)

Stephen Hough

Two Lullabies For Piano Duo (1936)

11.
3:21

Two Lullabies For Piano Duo (1936)

Stephen Hough, Ronan O'Hara

Holiday Diary, Op.5

14.
5:14

15.
2:40

16.
7:00

Sonatina Romantica (1940)

Sonatina Romantica

17.
4:41

18.
2:54

Stephen Hough

Variations For Piano Solo (1965)

Variations For Piano Solo (1965)

21.
2.
1:19

Variations For Piano Solo (1965)

Variations For Piano Solo (1965)

23.
4.
1:00

Variations For Piano Solo (1965)

24.
1:17

Variations For Piano Solo (1965)

25.
0:54

Rolf Hind

Total Playing Time: 1:11:40

CD 62: Britten: The Complete Works

Jon Tolansky, Denis Wick, Osian Ellis, John Shirley-Quirk, Hugh Maguire, Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jon Tolansky, Hugh Maguire, Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jon Tolansky, Denis Wick, James Holland, Michael Skinner, Osian Ellis, John Mordler, Bernard Keeffe, Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jon Tolansky, John Shirley-Quirk, Sylvia Fisher, Peter Pears, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jon Tolansky, Michael Skinner, David Corkhill, John Shirley-Quirk, Iris Saunders, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group Chorus, Steuart Bedford

Jon Tolansky, Brian Large

Jon Tolansky, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Denis Wick, James Holland, Peter Glossop, John Mordler, Graham Johnson, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jon Tolansky, Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:19:55

CD 63: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Highgate School Choir, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

2.
9:46

Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

3.
2:05

Galina Vishnevskaya, John Culshaw, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

4.
4:39

Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

5.
8:24

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Highgate School Choir, Melos Ensemble, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

6.
6:16

Galina Vishnevskaya, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Melos Ensemble Of London, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

7.
0:19

Galina Vishnevskaya, Benjamin Britten

8.
1:07

Peter Pears, John Culshaw, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Melos Ensemble Of London, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

9.
1:12

John Culshaw, Benjamin Britten

10.
5:22

Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

11.
3:18

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Simon Preston, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 49:50

CD 64: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31

1.
1:11

Dennis Brain

Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

8.
1:19

Dennis Brain

Clifford Curzon, Benjamin Britten

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20

11.
8:20

12.
5:20

13.
6:08

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes", Op.33a

14.
3:12

16.
3:44

17.
3:55

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Total Playing Time: 1:21:50

CD 65: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Norma Procter, Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Songs From "Friday Afternoons", Op.7

John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten

3.
0:54

John Hahessy, Michael Berkeley, Benjamin Britten

4.
2:07

John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten

On this island, Op.11

Four Cabaret Songs

8.
2:02

Four Cabaret Songs

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

The Wilbye Consort

Missa brevis, Op.63

11.
2:02

14.
2:02

Westminster Cathedral Choir, George Malcolm

Piano Concerto, Op.13

1938 Version

Joanna MacGregor, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

16.
2:00

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

17.
4:27

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

18.
6:36

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:20:16

DVD 66: Britten: The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77

1.
5:48

John Culshaw, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

John Culshaw, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77

John Culshaw, Benjamin Britten, Peter Leeming, English Opera Group Ensemble

Gordon Parry, John Culshaw, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

John Culshaw

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77

John Culshaw, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Ensemble

7.
4:16

John Culshaw, Benjamin Britten, English Opera Group Ensemble

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

James Blades

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

James Blades, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

John Culshaw, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

John Culshaw

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

John Culshaw, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

The 1967 Recording Of "The Burning Fiery Furnace"

13.
0:22

English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 54:03

. . . a highlight of a centenary year already rich in impressive initiatives . . .

. . . ] a highly impressive gift . . . full of discographical material which will be of real interest to record collectors . . . The set's 'completeness' is very impressive . . . The fullness of this collection means that even dedicated lovers of Britten's music are likely to bring into their collections works they have not had before . . . this is the once-and-for-all Britten CD purchase, an unmissable opportunity -- the centenary could hardly offer anything bigger or better. The set is also excellent value for money, with some of the discs extending to over 80 minutes playing time.

. . . [an] absolutely magnificent CD collection . . . a brilliant achievement, meticulously documented . . . [these recordings] are all top notch and of historic importance . . . peerless gems . . . A treasure trove from a composer whose stature continues to rise and rise.

This is more than a box of CDs; it's a family heirloom . . . with impeccable documentation . . . [his recordings] still sound remarkable 50 years on . . . a terrific achievement that no lover of Britten's music should miss.

. . . superlative recordings of "Peter Grimes", "Billy Budd" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (plus other operas, including the ill-fated so-called ''Coronation opera'', Gloriana, in Charles Mackerras' marvellous mid-'90s recording), along with his extraordinary musical partnerships with such musicians as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich and, of course, Pears . . . There are pleasures in works that are less well know . . . Thus does Britten's ever-wondrous music live on.

This sumptuous, attractively presented box is wholly worthy of Benjamin Britten's centenary and fully justifies its price . . . the Amadeus version of the Second Quartet [is] always my recommendation for a recording showing off this ensemble's tone . . . I find the early quartet pieces fascinating, not least the precocious 1928 F major Quartet . . . beautifully played by the Utrecht Quartet . . . the Cello Symphony with Rostropovich comes up sounding tremendous . . . Britten's piano playing is, as ever, full of personality . . . the Britten arrangement of "The Beggar's Opera", well cast -- with Ann Murray as an enchanting Polly -- and well conducted by Steuart Bedford . . . the mono set of "The Turn of the Screw" [is] ideally cast and still amazingly atmospheric . . . Here, presented for us in all his fullness, is a composer who could sound contemporary and understandable at the same time.

. . . [a] uniquely valuable Britten Centenary issue . . .

. . . a handsomely documented box . . . outstanding value . . . you will be surprised at how much there is that you didn't know, starting with his folksong arrangements and precocious juvenilia. The light music comes out surprisingly well . . . War Requiem comes in a fresh pressing from the original tapes . . . The set's most fascinating component, never previously released, is a 50-minute private tape made by Decca producer John Culshaw of Britten rehearsing his recording of War Requiem . . . it amounts to an invaluable document for posterity: Britten is demanding, polite, unwaveringly focused and surprisingly humorous. The set is almost worth the price for this CD alone.

. . . a gifted composer by any measure . . . [Violin Concerto]: some great music . . . It's a brash and brilliantly colored work . . . [Serenade For Tenor, Horn And Strings, Op. 31]: some of his most beautiful and moving music . . . The second movement, a Nocturne . . . is utter perfection in both its textural shimmer and its poetic wistfulness . . . ["The young person's guide to the orchestra"]: Britten's score is genius . . . Each section highlights the colors, textures and possibilities of different instruments in the orchestra, from bassoons to harp to the percussion and beyond, before bringing them all back together into a brilliant and darting fugue . . .["Peter Grimes"]: The ultimate must-hear work . . . Forget opera: This is one of the great modern works for stage, period . . . ["War Requiem"]: many incredibly poignant moments in this epically scaled work . . .

. . . [a] highly attractive box . . . With such a wide variety of performing media, listening to the music chronologically can be extremely rewarding. It highlights Britten's rare facility for diverse composition and his exacting standards for publication, for even the recently discovered works have much to commend them. His economical methods mean that few of those pieces outstay their welcome . . . a magnificent achievement, a credit to managing director Paul Moseley, the product management of Raymond McGill and the team at Decca. They have shown painstaking and sensitive attention to detail throughout. Each box is numbered as part of a limited edition of 3,000, and its packaging, reassuringly robust, is surprisingly compact for the housing of 66 discs. It is a wonderful tribute to a very special relationship, the like of which is unlikely to ever be witnessed again between a composer and a record company. It marks Britten's centenary with great dignity, illustrating his versatility as a composer both for his own expressive needs but also those of his immediate community.

. . . [a] searing intensity of the premiere recording of the "War Requiem" released by Decca in 1963, conducted by the composer with an ideal cast of singers, produced by John Culshaw, and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson in what is, in my opinion, the finest of all recording venues: Kingsway Hall in London . . . Culshaw was the perfect choice to provide Britten's complex spatial effects, and Wilkinson could certainly get the most out of Kingsway Hall's acoustics. All of this turned out to be true on the original LP pressings that were sonically in the same class as the Solti "Ring" . . . The opening of the Blu-ray Audio disc transports you into another world that must be heard to be believed. The fine instrumental and choral detail is mind boggling, and this information is presented with no significant compromise of Britten's spatial effects (the children's chorus sounds other-wordly but is precisely focused in the extreme rear of the sound stage), as captured so brilliantly by Culshaw and Wilkinson. Britten's often-chilly instrumental effects . . . are presented exactly as written. This three-disc album retains the striking black and white cover of the original LP and the fascinating rehearsal extracts revealing the composer at work, plus the same essays by Christopher Palmer and Donald Mitchell (on the rehearsal) that were included in the Originals album . . . If you can play Blu-ray audio through your sound system, you owe it to yourself to experience Britten's masterpiece as recorded by Culshaw and Wilkinson in Kingsway Hall. Based on the sound of the Blu-ray Audio Wagner "Ring" and this "War Requiem", let us hope that the Universal Music Group quickly completes their plans to release more of their outstanding recordings in pure Blu-ray audio.

. . . a rare honour for a composer . . . "Albert Herring" is naturally included in the Decca set and, like most of the other operas, in a virtually definitive performance led by the composer himself . . . The Decca recording of the "War Requiem", now in a hi-res transfer from the original master tapes, remains the gold standard by which subsequent recordings are to be judged.

. . . absolut unverzichtbar!

. . . [Decca hat] mit dieser Edition das wohl nachhaltigste Projekt zum Jubiläum vorgelegt. Mit ihr kann man in das Universum des Komponisten voll eintauchen, den klassischen Aufnahmen . . . wiederbegegnen, weniger bekannte Werke entdecken, vor allem aber Zusammenhänge erkennen, die erst dann so richtig ins Auge springen, wenn man das gesamte Schaffen überblickt . . .

Die ultimative Box. Wer alle Werke Brittens studieren will, ist mit der neuen Britten -- The Complete-Works-Box (Decca) bestens versorgt . . . Wichtig: Oft ist Britten auch als (toller) Dirigent eigener Opern zu erleben.

. . . [Britten:] Noch immer sind seine Interpretationen . . . maßstäblich, für alle späteren Interpreten und Hörer unumgänglich. Britten war als Pianist und Dirigent gleichermaßen bedeutend und unanfechtbar . . . Ihr vielleicht größter Vorzug: Sie sind von der Aura des Authentischen umgeben . . . es [gibt] ein Wiederhören mit einigen Meilensteinen der Schallplattengeschichte . . .