Britten Pears

Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Peter Pears - Mozart: Idomeneo (2008/1969)

Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Peter Pears - Mozart: Idomeneo (2008/1969)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.78 Gb+4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 163 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This DVD of the recently issued Britten/Pears mini series recorded by the BBC for television way back in the 1960's and the 70's is for all intents and purposes another resounding success. All four priceless documents were thought lost, but this Idomeneo seems to have had a charmed life more than others. Indeed, three days before the Aldeburgh première, the hall was left in cinders and it is something of a miracle that the television production could actually go ahead. First broadcast in May 1970, critics and viewers alike were unanimous in their praise. Sung in English to a version prepared by Maisie and Evelyn Radford, Mozart's first operatic masterpiece is even more telling. A lot of credit should go to Britten himself, who not only conducted with committed ardour, but also prepared a musical edition all of his own. The staging has a classical dignity and avoids austerity altogether and both Pears and Harper give impressive performances. (Gerald Fenech)
Britten: Serenade, Nocturne; Finzi: Dies Natalis - Padmore, Bell, Shave, Britten Sinfonia (2012)

Britten: Serenade, Nocturne; Finzi: Dies Natalis - Padmore, Bell, Shave, Britten Sinfonia (2012)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 314 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 807552

Celebrated tenor Mark Padmore joins the Britten Sinfonia in some of the most beautiful English music for voice and orchestra. The centrepiece is Britten's magical evocation of twilight and nightfall, the 'Serenade' (with Stephen Bell, horn). In Gerald Finzi's war-time cycle 'Dies natalis', the ecstatic mood reflects a child's wide-eyed wonder at the world. Britten's poignant 'Nocturne' completes the programme.
Britten - LSO - War Requiem [Decca 475 7511] {UK 2006, 1963} (2 CD)

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem
London Symphony Orchestra / Vishnevskaya / Pears / Fischer-Dieskau
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 625 MB | MP3 CBR 320: 306 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca 475 7511 | Country/Year: UK 2006, 1963
Genre: Classical | Style: Modern

…[an] iconic recording . . . Who but Pears could have intoned "Strange Meeting" with such spectral eeriness? Who has ever matched the furious authority of Fischer-Dieskau's "Be slowly lifted up"? Listening again reminds of just how extraordinary Vishnevskaya's voice was, too: darkly voluptuous with a core of steel. Her anguished cry of "Lacrimosa" has lost none of its visceral power…

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Nov. 18, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Mervyn Cooke
1999 | ISBN: 0521574765, 052157384X | English | 372 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Striped Pears and Polka Dots: The Art of Being Happy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 16, 2017
Striped Pears and Polka Dots: The Art of Being Happy

Striped Pears and Polka Dots: The Art of Being Happy by Kirsten Sevig
English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B076T8586H, ISBN: 1682681963 | 128 Pages | EPUB | 74.57 MB

A portable “happy place” of whimsical illustrations!

Britten and Brulightly (2009)  Comics

Posted by First1 at Oct. 31, 2017
Britten and Brulightly (2009)

Britten and Brulightly (2009)
English | CBR | 112 pages | 102.43 Mb

A brilliant debut graphic novel. “Private Researcher” Fernández Britten clings to the hope of redemption through delivering, just once, a truth with a positive impact. Britten and his unconventional partner, Brülightly, take on a case of suicide.
Arabella Steinbacher - Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos (2017)

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski - Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:40 min | 266 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Breathtaking virtuosity flows seamlessly with expansive lyrical passages and fiendish passagework in this commanding performance by Arabella Steinbacher of the restless and technically demanding violin concertos of Britten and Hindemith in this new release from PENTATONE, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski - Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos (2017)

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski - Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:46 | 151 Mb
Classical | Label: Pentatone Music

Breathtaking virtuosity flows seamlessly with expansive lyrical passages and fiendish passagework in this commanding performance by Arabella Steinbacher of the restless and technically demanding violin concertos of Britten and Hindemith in this new release from PENTATONE, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
Aldeburgh Strings & Aldeburgh Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen & Symphony for Wind Instruments (2017) [24/96]

Aldeburgh Strings & Aldeburgh Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen & Symphony for Wind Instruments (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:04 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Two super groups - the strings led by violinist Markus Däunert (leader of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra), and the winds led by oboeist Nicholas Daniel (whose distinguished career began with him being named BBC Young Musician of the Year) - combine in this, their second recording for Linn.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.