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Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992
Ida Haendel (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 7 64202 2 | Time: 01:02:27

Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.
London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Official Digital Download]

London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 83:31 min | 726 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2012

For his first LSO Live recording, Gianandrea Noseda is joined by three of today s most widely acclaimed singers for a magnificent performance of Benjamin Britten s choral masterpiece. Premiered 50 years ago on 30 May 1962, the 'War Requiem' was commissioned for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by bombing raids during the Second World War. Using the Latin mass of the dead, interspersed with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen, Britten, a pacifist and conscientious objector, created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.

Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)

Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:05 | 171 MB
Label: NoMadMusic | Release Year: 2017

Britten's works for the cello were the result of a close friendship with Mstislav Rostropovitch. The cellist inspired the composer with his Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, his Sonata for Cello and Piano, and the following three Suites - undoubtedly the most important corpus of cello music since the Bach Suites. This is a completely new music, totally unclassifiable and marked by the personality of Britten; A kind of re-reading of a baroque form that contains some of the most overwhelming pages that have been composed for the cello. Often absent from concert programs, the young French cellist Noémi Boutin chose to record them because, she says, "they possess the density, delicacy and visionary sensitivity of the greatest works.
Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 141:57 min | 2.70 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version "has never been superseded in its refinement or insight." BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.

SBS - Britten's Endgame (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 28, 2016
SBS - Britten's Endgame (2016)

SBS - Britten's Endgame (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3365 Kbps | 52mn 2s | 1.32 GiB
Audio: English MP2 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In commemoration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, this documentary examines his final opera in conjunction with the original story by Thomas Mann and the film by Luchino Visconti.

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 58:07 min | 603 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the young Norwegian violinist’s fifth Warner Classics release. Early 2015 brought a programme devoted entirely to Mozart, but her previous concerto discs were also notable for imaginative musical matchmaking: Tchaikovsky/Nielsen and Sibelius/Prokofiev. Both concertos on this new disc were written when their composers were in the USA around the time of World War II: the Korngold was completed in 1945, the Britten in 1939.
Aldeburgh Strings - Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (2016) [TR24][OF]

Aldeburgh Strings - Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 68:36 min | 1.21 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Linn Records (CKD 478D) | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

This international ensemble of crack musicians reveals the next generations star soloists; led by violinist Markus Däunert (leader of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra), they deliver fresh and energetic performances of some of Britten's finest music for string ensemble.

(Arte) Benjamin Britten War Requiem (2016)  Music

Posted by Morocco at Oct. 15, 2016
(Arte) Benjamin Britten War Requiem (2016)

(Arte) Benjamin Britten War Requiem (2016)
Webrip | Subtitles : French | 1h41min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2725 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 2,03 GB
Genre : Classical music

Le War Requiem op. 66 compte parmi les œuvres majeures de Benjamin Britten. Ode à la mémoire des morts de toutes les guerres, elle exprime tour à tour l'affliction et la réconciliation. Dans ce cri de révolte lancé contre la guerre, le compositeur britannique entremêle le texte traditionnel de la messe de requiem en latin et les vers déchirants de Wilfred Owen, «poète de guerre» tombé au champ d'honneur à l'âge de 25 ans, quelques jours avant l'armistice de 1918.

Rethinking Britten  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 21, 2015
Rethinking Britten

Rethinking Britten by Philip Rupprecht
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199794804, 0199794812 | 346 pages | PDF | 4,5 MB

Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 15, 2015
Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction (repost)

Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction by Heather Wiebe
English | ISBN: 0521194679 | 2012 | PDF | 384 pages | 5 MB