Britten Grimes

Britten: Cello Symphony; Symphonic Suite From Gloriana; Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes (2011)

Britten: Cello Symphony; Symphonic Suite From Gloriana; Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10658

These are outstanding performances, as good or better than the composer's own. Edward Gardner tears into the Four Sea Interludes with uninhibited excitement. It's great to hear the high violins and flutes in "Dawn" swooping and soaring like the gulls that they're supposed to be evoking. "Sunday Morning" has an infectious bounce, while "Moonlight" casts a rapt stillness abruptly shattered by perhaps the most vicious storm on disc.

Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)  

Posted by vivid23 at June 5, 2015
Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)

Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | MKV/x264 @ 1500 Kbps | 59mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 632 MB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary exploring the dynamic relationship that developed between British composer Benjamin Britten and the BBC as they worked together to broadcast modern classical music further and wider. Through this collaboration, Britten's music reached television audiences, from elaborately staged studio operas, intimate duets featuring his partner Peter Pears, to the massive Proms performance of his War Requiem. The programme features interviews with Britten's collaborators and singers as well as those working behind the scenes including Michael Crawford, David Attenborough, Humphrey Burton and soprano April Cantelo. James Naughtie narrates.

The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion  

Posted by MoneyRich at Feb. 21, 2015
The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion

The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion (Aldeburgh Studies in Music) by Claire Seymour
English | Sep 15, 2004 | ISBN: 085115865X | 368 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The delicate balance between private and public communication, and the tension between art as self-expression and art as moral resolution were key concerns in Britten's music. Seymour examines ways in which Britten's operas explored and articulated the inherent ambiguity and latent sexuality of music, particularly song, and suggests that Britten's operas may illustrate his search for a public 'voice' which would embody, communicate, and perhaps resolve his private beliefs and anxieties.

Britten's Musical Language  

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 8, 2014
Britten's Musical Language

Britten's Musical Language (Music in the Twentieth Century) by Philip Rupprecht
English | February 11, 2002 | ISBN: 0521631548 | 368 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Blending insights from linguistic and social theories of speech, ritual and narrative with music-analytic and historical criticism,Britten's Musical Language offers fresh perspectives on the composer's fusion of verbal and musical utterance in opera and song. It provides close interpretative studies of the major scores (including Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, The Turn of the Screw, War Requiem, Curlew River and Death in Venice) and explores Britten's ability to fashion complex and mysterious symbolic dramas from the interplay of texted song and wordless discourse of motives and themes.

Benjamin Britten: A Bio-Bibliography (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 7, 2014
Benjamin Britten: A Bio-Bibliography (repost)

Benjamin Britten: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music) by Stewart R. Craggs
English | November 30, 2001 | ISBN: 031329531X | 316 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Benjamin Britten was arguably the greatest English composer of his time. His music crossed boundaries of genre and form to include opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music, and film and incidental music. The result of twenty years of research, ^IBenjamin Britten^R provides up-to-date and comprehensive details about Britten's life and music, including works, performances, and recordings–an effort never before undertaken. Certain to be of use to any scholar of British music or 20th century composition, this reference work is an invaluable addition to the literature on this important artist.
Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88.2kHz]

Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 912 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

One of the chief characteristics of Benjamin Britten's music is his masterful and highly distinctive orchestration, and the works on this album are among his most prized for that hallmark of his originality: the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, the Sinfonia da requiem, and the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from the opera Peter Grimes.
Benjamin Britten - Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem (Britten Conducts Britten)

Benjamin Britten - Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem (Britten Conducts Britten)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 417 Mb
Label: Decca - Date: 1989

With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local ……
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Benjamin Britten - Nocturne, Serenade, Les Illuminations (John Mark Ainsley, David Pyatt)

Benjamin Britten - Nocturne, Serenade, Les Illuminations (John Mark Ainsley, David Pyatt)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 303 Mb
Label: EMI - Date: 1996

With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local ……
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Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20, 4 Sea Interludes, Passacaglia, American Overture

Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20, 4 Sea Interludes, Passacaglia, American Overture
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 232 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1995

With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local ……
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Benjamin Britten - War Requiem  

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 10, 2011
Benjamin Britten - War Requiem

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 350 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1996

With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including ……….
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