Britten 2015

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 01:05:59 | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalogue No: HMU807573

Two major British oboe concertos featuring soloist Nicholas Daniel with the Britten Sinfonia. Composer James MacMillan conducts the world premiere recording of his own Concerto (dedicated to Nicholas Daniel), as well as his 2012 composition 'One' and the Britten 'Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was'. The oboist himself directs the Ralph Vaughan Williams concerto, the work with which he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at the age of 18.

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 28, 2016
Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)
Schumann, Britten, Purcell, Fauré, Gounod, R.Strauss, Schubert, Poulenc, Debussy, Boulanger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2102 | Time: 01:08:50

Those of us who rejoice in the crystalline beauty of Carolyn Sampson’s interpretations of Bach, Handel and Purcell will welcome this bouquet of songs on a floral theme, her debut recital disc. It’s been a long wait, but our patience is repaid handsomely. With pianist Joseph Middleton she savours some choice blooms from, among others, Britten, Chabrier, Schubert, Schumann, Gounod and Strauss, her glorious soprano particularly affecting in Fauré’s Le papillon et la fleur and the wonderfully perfumed Les roses d’Ispahan. Middleton plays with dextrous delicacy throughout and brings real virtuosity to Strauss’s Mädchenblumen. Highly recommended.
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.
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 176 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002284102 | Rls.date: 2nd March 2015

This solo release, a unique coupling of two of the 20th Century’s greatest piano concertos marks Decca’s first-ever recording of the Barber concerto and the first of the Britten since the classic Richter account conducted by the composer in 1970.
Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten by Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon
English | 2015 | ISBN: 022625559X | 176 pages | PDF | 1 MB

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.

Dampyr Maxi - Volume 7 (2015)  Comics

Posted by edi1967 at Dec. 8, 2016
Dampyr Maxi - Volume 7 (2015)

Dampyr Maxi - Volume 7 (2015)
Italian | CBR + PDF | 292 pages | 291.8 MB

1.La fiamma di ghiaccio: Un’innocente ragazzina rapita da una banda di fuorilegge da strapazzo si rivela una creatura disumana e perversa. 2.La nebbia: Nel cuore del Massachusetts, una nebbia fuori stagione si addensa sulle acque del lago Armanack, creato dalla diga della Waste Valley. Attraverso di essa, i Grandi Antichi cercano un varco per attaccare la nostra realtà. 3. Mogadiscio: Scontri a fuoco, traffico di armi, attentati… e vampiri! Un vecchio amico di Kurjak chiama i nostri eroi nella zona di guerra della Somalia per affrontare un potente Maestro della Notte!