Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto

Benjamin Britten: Piano Concerto, Johnson Over Jordan (Steuart Bedford - English Chamber Orchestra)

Benjamin Britten: Piano Concerto, Johnson Over Jordan (Steuart Bedford - English Chamber Orchestra)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers (Front + Back) | 253 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2005
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015) [24/96]

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:29 minutes | 1,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This solo release from Elizabeth Joy Roe and the London Symphony Orchestra under Emil Tabakov couples two of the 20th century’s greatest piano concertos by Britten and Barber. Roe has been performing both works since a student at Julliard and has extensively studied the intriguing parallels between the two composers. The programme is completed with solo piano nocturnes by each composer: Britten’s Night Piece and Barber’s Nocturne, Homage to John Field, widely considered the father of the nocturne.

Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh (1965-67)  Music

Posted by sankarihauta at Feb. 17, 2010
Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh (1965-67)

Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh (1965-67)
Classical | 1 CD | EAC, no log | 322 MB | APE+CUE | TT: 77:42 | RapidShare
Recorded: 1965-67, Aldeburgh Festival | Released : 2000 | Label: Decca (BBC) 466 821-2
Sviatoslav Richter, Benjamin Britten (piano)

Between 1965 and 1967 Benjamin Britten and Sviatoslav Richter teamed up at the Aldeburgh Festival for piano duo programs that were taped by the BBC for future broadcast. Music and Arts brought out this material on several CD issues, which stemmed from excellent tape sources. The selections on Decca's "official" release sound marginally fuller with less tape hiss. Do the performances live up to their legend? In most ways, yes.
Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Kent Nagano - Britten: Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999)

Benjamin Britten - Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999)
Gidon Kremer, violin; Yuri Bashmet, viola; Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 3984 25502-2 | Time: 00:58:36

Kent Nagano and the Hallé continue to commit to CD less celebrated portions of the Britten canon. Last year there was the four-act Billy Budd; before that the premiere recording of a concert version of the radio drama The Rescue. Now come two more firsts, recordings of the Double Concerto - prepared from Britten's almost complete sketches by Colin Matthews and presented by Nagano at Aldeburgh in 1997 - and the Two Portraits from 1930. The second of these is a portrait of Britten himself, a surprisingly plaintive and reflective meditation for viola and strings in E minor. The image is belied by the rest of the music on the disc, which is buoyant, energetic, young man's music all written before Britten was 26. Big guns Kremer and Bashmet are brought in for the Double Concerto and give of their impassioned best. Nagano and the Hallé are appropriately spirited and vigorous throughout the disc. It's not mature Britten, but clearly points the way forward and is worth getting to know.
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) - Cello Suites 1 & 2 - Sonate for cello & piano - Rostropovich

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) - Cello Suites 1 & 2
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
& Sonate for cello & piano with Benjamin Britten, piano
Studio recordings - The Maltings, Snape 1968 (Suites) and Kingsway Hall, London 1961 (Sonata)

APE (EAC) & CUE | 3% Recovery | Booklet | 261 MB| ADD | Rapidshare | TT 68:18
Benjamin Britten - London Symphony Orchestra / Richard Hickox - War Requiem (1991, Chandos # CHSA 5007/2) [RE-UP]

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem / Sinfonia da Requiem / Ballad of Heroes
Heather Harper, Philip Langridge, Martyn Hill, John Shirley-Quirk; London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 567 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5007(2) | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Sacred, Vocal, Oratorio

"…Hickox's set has achieved the status of a classic for Britten recordings." ~sa-cd.net
Andrew Kennedy, Richard Farnes - Benjamin Britten: The Turn Of The Screw (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Andrew Kennedy, Richard Farnes - Benjamin Britten: The Turn Of The Screw (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.66 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Released in the Britten anniversary year, Richard Farnes, the Music Director of Opera North who led their critically acclaimed production of 'The Turn of the Screw' in 2010, conducts an all-English cast in Britten’s most ingeniously crafted opera, including Andrew Kennedy, Sally Matthews, and 11-year old Michael Clayton-Jolly in the role of Miles.

Britten & McPhee / Prince of the Pagodas, Tabuh-Tabuhan (2003)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 21, 2014
Britten & McPhee / Prince of the Pagodas, Tabuh-Tabuhan (2003)

Britten & McPhee / Prince of the Pagodas, Tabuh-Tabuhan (2003)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 314 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10111

Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Symphony Orchestra deliver a coolly new-age performance of Colin McPhee's proto-minimalist masterpiece Tabuh-Tabuhan, very similar to Dennis Russell Davies' recording for Argo. It's very well played and very beautiful although quite different from Howard Hanson's speedier and more dynamic rendition on Mercury Living Presence. The Britten/McPhee recording of Balinese Ceremonial Music has been available previously but makes an apt coupling, especially in the company of this new suite (arranged by Donald Mitchell and Mervyn Cooke) from Britten's The Prince of the Pagodas. This contains a huge slice (some 50 minutes) of the ballet, including the exotic "pagoda" music inspired by the composer's trip to Bali, but unaccountably omits some of the best numbers from the usual suite, such as the final pas de deux of Belle Rose and the Prince. All the same, like the McPhee it's very well played and finely recorded too, making this enterprising release well worth owning from just about any point of view.
Britten: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto - Anthony Marwood, Lawrence Power, Ilan Volkov (2012)

Britten: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto - Anthony Marwood, Lawrence Power, Ilan Volkov (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 259 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67801

Long recognized as an outstanding chamber musician, Anthony Marwood has more recently been making waves as a concerto soloist, with two contributions to the Romantic Violin Concerto series and now a disc of Britten with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. The youthful Violin Concerto, with its mix of anguished lyricism and changeability of mood nods to both Berg (whose own Violin Concerto had made a profound impression on Britten) and Prokofiev but the result is entirely personal.

Benjamin Britten - Unknown Britten (2009)  Music

Posted by wolfy13 at Sept. 20, 2011
Benjamin Britten - Unknown Britten (2009)

Benjamin Britten - Unknown Britten
XLD Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 78:12 | 425 MB
20th Century Classical | 2009 | NMC Recordings