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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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Listening to Britten – The Little Sweep, Op.45

Let’s Make An Opera – a picture of the production made by the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and artists for Arthaus. Photo credit not known The Little Sweep the opera from Let’s make an opera, an entertainment for young … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Beggar’s Opera, Op.43

Painting of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, Act 5 by William Hogarth The Beggar’s Opera, Op.43 – A ballad-opera by John Gay (1728) realized from the original airs (December 1947 – May 1948, Britten aged 34) Dedication James Lawrie (Board … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Albert Herring, Op.39

Act 2 scene 1, the May Day Festival; Miss Wordsworth (Margaret Ritchie) leads the children in a song of praise to the virtuous Albert, King of the May Photograph by Angus McBean. © Harvard Theatre Collection Albert Herring, Op.39 – … Continue reading

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