Britten - The Complete Works for Stage & Screen | Decca 4785449

Britten - The Complete Works for Stage & Screen

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4785449

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 12

Release Date: 4th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Ann Murray
Philip Langridge
Yvonne Kenny
John Rawnsley
Robert Lloyd
Anne Collins
Owen Brannigan
Sheila Rex, David Pinto
Darien Angadi
Stephen Alexander
Trevor Anthony
Caroline Clack
Marie-Therese Pinto
Eileen O’Donovan
Harold Blackburn
Bruce Webb
Stafford Dean
Peter Leeming
John Shirley-Quirk
Bryan Drake
Robert Tear
David Hemmings
Jennifer Vyvyan
Nancy Thomas
April Cantelo
Peter Pears
Simon Russell Beale
Mary Carewe
Daniel Auchincloss
Adam Green
Janet Baker
Alison Hagley
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
John Mark Ainsley
William Dazely
Peter Barkworth
Sheila Allen
Cathryn Pope
Dan Dressen
Christopher Herrick
Terence Hanbury White
Walter Goehr
John Constable
Beverley Davison
Graham Ashton
Chris Lawrence
David Roach
Gregory Knowles
Aldeburgh Festival Chorus and Orchestra
English Chamber Group
English Opera Group Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
BBC Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Chorus
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Halle Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir
English Chamber Orchestra
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Conductors

Norman Del Mar
Viola Tunnard
Benjamin Britten
Grant Llewellyn
Martyn Brabbins
Jac van Steen
Steuart Bedford
Kent Nagano
Philip Brunelle

Works

Britten, Benjamin

Children's Crusade, op.82
Coal Face (film score)
Curlew River, a parable for Church performance, op.71
Johnson over Jordan: Suite
Love from a Stranger
Men behind the meters (film score)
Negroes (film score)
Night Mail
Noye's Fludde, op.59
On the Frontier
» The clock on the wall (instrumental arrangement by Daryl Runswick)
Peace of Britain (film score)
Plymouth Town
Rossini Suite (original version of Soirees musicales)
Russian Funeral March
Telegrams (film score)
The Beggar's Opera, op.43
The Burning Fiery Furnace, op.77
The Company of Heaven
The Golden Vanity: A Vaudeville for boys and piano, op.78
The King's Stamp (film score)
The Little Sweep, op.45
The Prodigal Son, op.81
The Rescue of Penelope
The Sword in the Stone
The eagle has two heads
The way to the sea (film score)
This Way to the Tomb
» Boogie-Woogie (instrumental arrangement by Daryl Runswick)

Artists

Ann Murray
Philip Langridge
Yvonne Kenny
John Rawnsley
Robert Lloyd
Anne Collins
Owen Brannigan
Sheila Rex, David Pinto
Darien Angadi
Stephen Alexander
Trevor Anthony
Caroline Clack
Marie-Therese Pinto
Eileen O’Donovan
Harold Blackburn
Bruce Webb
Stafford Dean
Peter Leeming
John Shirley-Quirk
Bryan Drake
Robert Tear
David Hemmings
Jennifer Vyvyan
Nancy Thomas
April Cantelo
Peter Pears
Simon Russell Beale
Mary Carewe
Daniel Auchincloss
Adam Green
Janet Baker
Alison Hagley
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
John Mark Ainsley
William Dazely
Peter Barkworth
Sheila Allen
Cathryn Pope
Dan Dressen
Christopher Herrick
Terence Hanbury White
Walter Goehr
John Constable
Beverley Davison
Graham Ashton
Chris Lawrence
David Roach
Gregory Knowles
Aldeburgh Festival Chorus and Orchestra
English Chamber Group
English Opera Group Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
BBC Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Chorus
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Halle Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir
English Chamber Orchestra
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Conductors

Norman Del Mar
Viola Tunnard
Benjamin Britten
Grant Llewellyn
Martyn Brabbins
Jac van Steen
Steuart Bedford
Kent Nagano
Philip Brunelle

About

Following the monumental 3000-set Limited Edition Complete Works, we are delighted to present four boxed sets which together present Britten’s Complete Works.

In each of the genres represented here, Britten created works which defined and shaped their genres going forward: opera was never the same after Peter Grimes in 1945; War Requiem re-defined the Oratorio genre; Britten’s extraordinary gifts for choosing and setting texts, as well as his life-long artistic relationship with Peter Pears, reshaped the Song Cycle for the late 20th century; while his pioneering works like Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and works for children to perform showed the world how composers could connect to and educate a wide audience. The sheer range of his creative work, and output, is astonishing.

Each set comes with a detailed article by Andrew Huth, full track listings and recording information.

The Complete Works of each genre - conducted by Britten where Britten recorded the work – contains all works with opus numbers and all works commercially recorded to date, including folksongs, but excluding Purcell realisations and Hindmarsh’s arrangements of incidental music to King Arthur and World of the Spirit.

Contents:
CDs 1-2

- The Beggar's Opera
Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Yvonne Kenny, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Anne Collins
Aldeburgh Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Steuart Bedford

CD 3
- Noye's Fludde
Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darien Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Trevor Anthony, Caroline Clack, Marie-Thérèse Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan
English Opera Group Orchestra / Norman Del Mar

- The Golden Vanity
Russell Burgess, Benjamin Britten

CD 4
- Curlew River 
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Harold Blackburn, Bryan Drake, Bruce Webb
English Chamber Group / Benjamin Britten, Viola Tunnard

CD 5
- The Burning Fiery Furnace
Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Peter Leeming
English Opera Group / Benjamin Britten, Viola Tunnard

CD 6
- The Prodigal Son
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear
English Opera Group / Benjamin Britten, Viola Tunnard

CD 7
- The Little Sweep (Let's Make an Opera)
David Hemmings, Jennifer Vyvyan, Nancy Thomas, April Cantelo, Peter Pears
English Opera Group Orchestra / Benjamin Britten

- Children's Crusade
Russell Burgess, Benjamin Britten

CDs 8-9
- The Prince of the Pagodas
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Benjamin Britten 

- Plymouth Town (Ballet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Grant Llewellyn

CD 10 Film Scores
- Night Mail
- The Tocher (Rossini Suite)
- The King's Stamp
- Negroes
- The Way to the Sea
- Telegrams
- Peace of Britain
- Men Behind the Meters
- Coal Face

Simon Russell Beale, Mary Carewe, Daniel Auchincloss, Adam Green
City of Birmingham Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group / Martyn Brabbins

CD 11
- Love from a Stranger
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Jac van Steen

- Johnson over Jordan (Suite)
English Chamber Orchestra / Steuart Bedford

- The Rescue of Penelope
Janet Baker, Alison Hagley, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John Mark Ainsley, William Dazely
The Hallé Orchestra / Kent Nagano

CD 12
- The Company of Heaven
Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Cathryn Pope, Dan Dressen, Christopher Herrick
London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra / Philip Brunelle

- The Sword in the Stone
Terence Hanbury White, Walter Goehr

- Russian Funeral: march for brass and percussion (1936)
- The Eagle has Two Heads

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

On the Frontier
- The Clock On The Wall (Instrumental Arrangement by Daryl Runswick)
This Way to the Tomb
- Boogie-Woogie (Instrumental Arrangement by Daryl Runswick)
John Constable, Beverley Davison, Graham Ashton, Chris Lawrence, David Roach, Gregory Knowles

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