Monthly Archives: January 2014

Listening to Britten – Suite from Death in Venice, Op.88b

[title not known], from Death In Venice (1972) by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of the Tate Gallery. Suite from Death in Venice, Op.88b – arranged by Steuart Bedford from the opera in two acts, Op.88b … Continue reading

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Britten on Record: Mozart: Piano Concerto no.19 in F major K459

Britten on Record: Mozart: Piano Concerto no.19 in F major K459 (Pearl) English Opera Group Orchestra / Benjamin Britten (piano) Private tape recording in the collection of The Earl of Harewood, 1951 1 Allegro 2 Allegretto 3 Allegro assai Audio … Continue reading

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Britten on Record: Vaughan Williams – On Wenlock Edge

Britten on Record: Vaughan Williams – On Wenlock Edge (Decca) Peter Pears (tenor), Zorian String Quartet, Benjamin Britten (piano) Studio recording: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, 2-3 July 1945 1 On Wenlock Edge 2 From far, from eve and morning … Continue reading

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Britten on Record: Balinese Ceremonial Music

Britten on Record: Balinese Ceremonial Music (Pearl) Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee (pianos) Studio recording: New York City, 1941 1 Pemúngkah (Overture to Shadow-play) 2 Rébong (Love music from Shadow-play) 3 Gambangan (Intermezzo) 4 Lagú Delêm (Music from Shadow-play) 5 Tabú … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Death in Venice, Op.88

[title not known], from Death In Venice (1972) by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of the Tate Gallery. Death in Venice – Opera in two acts, Op.88 (December 1971 – March 1973, Britten aged 59) Dedication … Continue reading

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Introducing Britten on Record

Britten rehearsing with Rostropovich in Moscow. Image courtesy of Britten 100 Britten on Record – an introduction Mozart: Symphony no.29 in A major K201, first movement With the Listening to Britten series about to reach the composer’s final opera Death … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: When Myra Sings

For Forty Years’ from Saint Nicolas, Op. 42 by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here When Myra Sings, Z521 – Purcell … Continue reading

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