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Anne-Catherine Gillet (soprano)
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Paul Daniel
singing her native French, she treats the Berlioz and Britten with a light touch...Gillet and her conductor, Paul Daniel, are at their nest in a well-paced 'Le spectre de la rose', which captures... — More…
Jean-Paul Minali-Bella (arpegina)
European Camerata, Laurent Quénelle
To find a continental ensemble concentrating on Britten is something of a novelty, but this disc of string music contains performances of superb sensitivity. The Frank Bridge variations and the... — More…
Song cycles by Benjamin Britten
James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano)
Gilchrist is as agile as his pianist and evidently attuned to the importance of her role...the mystic union of ground-bass piano with confident vocal line in the concluding 'Death, be not proud'... — More…
Lorenzo Soulès (piano), Máté Szücs (viola), Richard Watkins (horn), Allan Clayton (tenor)
Aldeburgh Strings, Markus Däunert
In Britten’s buoyant Young Apollo Aldeburgh Strings field a greater weight and range of colour that Rattle’s CBSO, making the work sound more expressive and substantial, and Lorenzo Soulès is... — More…
Susan Chilcott (soprano), with Claire Powell (Emilia), with Vladimir Galouzine (Otello), Tom Fox (Iago), Claire Powell (Emilia), Marten Smeding (Rodrigo), Kurt Streit (Cassio) and John Cheek (Lodovico), with Dale Duesing (Musiklehrer), with William Cochran (Peter)
Orchestre de La Monnaie, Antonio...
…Susan Chilcott's… Desdemona sounds all the more delicate opposite Galusin's rather unwieldy Otello, with some beautifully Italianate legato… The Grimes excerpts are restrained but not less... — More…
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) & Graham Johnson (piano)
We are lucky that Anthony Rolfe Johnson left such a legacy of recordings, but new additions are still welcome. This live recital from the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie dates from 1996, placing... — More…