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Britten By Britten (part 1)

A Listmania! list by CHOI PA IL "baker street devotee" (Seoul, South Korea)
 
Britten: Paul Bunyan
1.  Britten: Paul Bunyan by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "school opera written during his three-year sojourn in US. libretto by W. H. Auden. funny, rather muscial style."
19.99   Used & New from: 12.99

Britten: Peter Grimes
2.  Britten: Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "a real breakthrough of the 20th century's opera scene. the Philips recording(conducted by Collin Davis) & the Chados recording(by Richard Hickox) also recommended."
10.08   Used & New from: 7.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Britten: Rape of Lucretia / Phaedra
3.  Britten: Rape of Lucretia / Phaedra by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "his first chamber opera. simply the best!"
19.20   Used & New from: 6.31
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Britten: Albert Herring
4.  Britten: Albert Herring by Peter Pears
The list author says:
  "his sole comic opera."
16.95   Used & New from: 4.81
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Britten: Billy Budd
5.  Britten: Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "all male-voice opera adapted from Herman Mellville's  same-titled novella. (the revised version)"
35.69   Used & New from: 10.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Britten: Billy Budd
6.  Britten: Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "the live recording of the premiere performance in 1951(the original version)"
27.16   Used & New from: 17.77

Britten: Gloriana - Box Set
7.  Britten: Gloriana - Box Set by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "the coronation opera never recorded in his life time, but now we have this superb recording thanks to Sir Charles & Welsh National Opera."
Used & New from: 6.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Little Sweep
8.  Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "his first children's opera. very lovely & charming."
17.34   Used & New from: 9.18

Britten: The Turn of the Screw
9.  Britten: The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "a 'ghost' opera adapted from Henry James's same-titled novel. very atmospheric & ethereal."
18.15   Used & New from: 3.61
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
10.  Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "magical!"
20.06   Used & New from: 6.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Britten: Noye's Fludde, The Golden Vanity
11.  Britten: Noye's Fludde, The Golden Vanity by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "his second opera for children. refreshing!"
6.15   Used & New from: 3.57
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Britten: Curlew River
12.  Britten: Curlew River by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "the first piece of the three church parable wirtten in 60th. simple but impressive."
29.65   Used & New from: 22.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Britten: Burning Fiery Furnace
13.  Britten: Burning Fiery Furnace by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "the second church parable. it's my favourite of the three."
22.95   Used & New from: 19.73

Britten: The Prodigal Son
14.  Britten: The Prodigal Son by Peter Pears
The list author says:
  "the last church parable."
22.92   Used & New from: 6.99

Britten: Owen Wingrave
15.  Britten: Owen Wingrave by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "adapted from another ghost story by Henry James. Britten worte for TV."
49.98   Used & New from: 14.80
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Britten: Death in Venice
16.  Britten: Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "his last opera adapted from Thomas Mann's novella."
18.29   Used & New from: 12.65
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Gay - The Beggar's Opera
17.  Gay - The Beggar's Opera by Gladys Parr
The list author says:
  "a musical version realised from the original airs by britten."
Used & New from: 75.94
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Britten: Serenade/Les Illuminations/Nocturne
18.  Britten: Serenade/Les Illuminations/Nocturne by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "his well-known orchestral song-cycles, all sung by Peter Pears. many fine british tenors(Bostridge, Langridge, Johnson, etc.)have sung and recorded these pieces so you can also select one of them."
8.47   Used & New from: 4.47
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Britten: Seven Sonets of Michelangelo; Winter Words, Four Folksong Settings
19.  Britten: Seven Sonets of Michelangelo; Winter Words, Four Folksong Settings by Anthony Rolfe Johnson
The list author says:
  "his lesser-known song-cycles are worth listening, too."
6.27   Used & New from: 3.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicolas, Op. 42
20.  Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicolas, Op. 42 by The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra
The list author says:
  "cantata written for Pears's alma mater."
Used & New from: 6.28

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Britten: Spring Symphony
21.  Britten: Spring Symphony by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "his choral symphony. try the DG recording conducted by Gardiner, if you can't find this one."
29.99   Used & New from: 6.43
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Britten: War Requiem
22.  Britten: War Requiem by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "perhaps, his best-known masterpiece."
Used & New from: 4.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Britten: Ceremony of Carols
23.  Britten: Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "to be honest, this is not my first choice for "A Ceremony of Carols", but other tracks("a boy was born" & "friday afternoons")are of great worth."
Used & New from: 6.48
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
24.  Britten: A Ceremony of Carols by Cambridge King's College Choir
The list author says:
  "I recommend this for "A Ceremony of Carols" or the decca recording(Cat.NO. 4300972) sung by the choir of St.John's College.- but it's hard to find."
7.21   Used & New from: 3.82
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Our Hunting Fathers/Who Are These Children?/Still Falls The Rain/
25.  Our Hunting Fathers/Who Are These Children?/Still Falls The Rain/ by London Symphony Orchestra
The list author says:
  "Our Hunting Fathers - His first orchestral song-cycle and 'real' Opus 1."
Used & New from: 17.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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CHOI PA IL "baker street devotee" (Seoul, South Korea)
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Last updated: 02/02/2008
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