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Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) & Simon Preston (organ)
London Symphony Orchestra, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Highgate School Choir & The Bach Choir, Benjamin Britten
Britten was writing personally for three muses who had all shared the wartime experience...His incandescent commitment to pacificism and horror at the failure of humanism blazes forth...As you... — More…
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)
Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... — More…
Iconic 1963 recording remastered at 24-bit from original tapes, plus special bonus ‘rehearsal’ CD
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Benjamin Britten
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropivich
When artists of the stature of Vengerov and Rostropovich tackle English music it's often a revelation, and here's some of the most ravishing string-playing ever heard in either of these masterpieces.... — More…
Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Anna Reynolds (contralto), Robert Tear (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia Chorus, Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra,...
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman
Jon Vickers (Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen), Jonathan Summers (Balstrode), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie), Teresa Cahill (First Niece), Anne Pashley (Second Niece), John Dobson (Bob Boles), Forbes Robinson (Swallow), Patricia Payne (Mrs Sedley), John Lanigan (Horace Adams), Thomas Allen (Ned Keene),...
the cast is fine and the tension cumulative — More…
Christine Goerke (soprano), Richard Stilwell (baritone), Richard Clement (tenor)
Shenandoah Conservatory Choir, Maryland Boys Choir, Washington Chorus, Washington Orchestra, Robert Shafer